A three years retrospective study of life threatening complications following caesarean section
Aloke Kumar De, Sanjoy Kumar Bhattacharyya, Sohini Biswas, Nancy Gupta
Objectives: To study retrospectively the life threatening complications of cesarean section, morbidity and mortality statistics of those women, their mode of management and to assess the possibility of any preventive steps. Methods: A retrospective study is carried out to assess the morbidity and mortality following Cesarean section during the period from 1st January 2015 to 31st December 2018. Results: Fifty two women in these three years experienced serious complications following cesarean section. Postpartum hemorrhage (32.67%) was the leading complications followed by rectus sheath hematoma and medical complications (15.38% each). Surgical interventions like obstetric hysterectomy, step wise devascularisation were the commonly adopted procedures. A majority of those women required dialysis as well as ventilatory support. Ten women died after cesarean section mainly due to different medical crisis. Conclusion: This study highlights the fact that complications following cesarean section sometimes prove fatal and this may not be reckoned as a safe operation.