Obstetric hysterectomy – an alarming report

AIMS Journal, Spring 2000, Vol 12 No 1 Emergency hysterectomy has to be done occasionally to save the mother’s life at delivery when there is uncontrollable haemorrhage. A recent report from St. George’s Hospital in London shows that emergency hysterectomies at delivery have increased seven-fold in recent years. Between 1992 and 1998 the unit did …

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