Study of fetomaternal outcome in emergency peripartum hysterectomy at pannadhay zanana hospital, Udaipur, India


  • Priyanka Ahari Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, RNT Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Nisha Patidar Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, RNT Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Gautam Lal Damor Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, RNT Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Balveer Jakhar
  • Neeraj Choudhary Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, RNT Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India



Peripartum hysterectomy, PPH, Rupture uterus


Background: Peripartum or obstetric hysterectomy is the removal of the corpus uteri alone or with the cervix at the time of a caesarean section or shortly after a vaginal delivery. On one hand, it is the last resort to save a woman's life and on the other hand, her reproductive capability is sacrificed. Many times it is a very difficult decision and requires good clinical judgment. Most of the time the operation is carried out when the condition of patient is too critical to withstand the risks of anesthesia or surgery, but proper timing and meticulous care may reduce or prevent maternal complications.

Methods: The study is prospective study and was conducted on cases of peripartum emergency hysterectomy performed at PDZH, Udaipur, during the period from April 2021 to October 2022.

Results: Our study depicts following results on the basis of 31498 deliveries during the study period (April 2021 to October 2022), so the overall incidence of peripartum hysterectomy is 1 in 1049 (0.095%). Incidence of hysterectomy following vaginal delivery found to be 0.15%, whereas following caesarean incidence found to be 0.24%.

Conclusions: Increase in caesarean section rates may lead to a rise in the number of peripartum hysterectomies required in the future because of increased chances of scar dehiscence and morbidly adherent placenta and Thus, there is a need for institutions to reassess their indication for first caesarean section to decrease the incidence of caesarean sections.



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