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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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Behavior of obstetric hysterectomy: Results of 6 years. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2005, vol.31, n.3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3062.

A retrospective observational and descriptive study was performed to identify the situation of obstetric hysterectomy in the period from 1997 to 2002 at “America Arias” teaching gynecological and obstetric hospital. A total number of 95 cases, including those patients who underwent this surgical procedure after hemorrhagic or infectious complications, were studied. The study considered underlying diseases and those associated to the group, criteria for intervention and transoperative and postoperative complications. We concluded that obstetric hysterectomy is a health problem in our hospital, which was on the rise in the studied period, with top level in the year 2001. Anemia and uterine myoma were the two most related conditions to this surgical intervention followed by gestational hypertensive disease. The predominant indication was uterine atony and the most frequent complication was anemia.

Keywords : hysterectomy; complications.

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