Is it safe to have multiple repeat cesarean sections? A high volume tertiary care center experience

Alper Biler, Atalay Ekin, Aykut Ozcan, Abdurrahman Hamdi Inan, Tayfun Vural, Emrah Toz

Abstract


Objective: To compare the obstetric outcomes of cesarean section in women who had a history of four or more previous cesarean sections with those who had a history of two or three previous cesarean sections.

Methods: Total 1318 women who underwent repeat cesarean section between January 2013 and January 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. Of these, 244 (18.5%) had previously had four or more cesarean sections (multiple repeat cesarean section group) and 1074 (81.5%) had previously had two or three cesarean sections (control group). Demographic characteristics and obstetric outcomes were compared using the Independent t and chi-square tests.

Results: The adhesion rate (p < 0.001), number of blood transfusion (p = 0.044), operation time (p = 0.012), length of hospital stay (p < 0.001) and tubal ligation surgery (p < 0.001) were significantly higher in multiple repeat cesarean section group compared to control group.

Conclusion: Although multiple repeat cesarean section are asscociated with adhesion occurrence, higher number of blood transfusion, increased operation time and length of hospital stay, there is no remarkable difference in serious morbidity associated with multiple repeat cesarean section.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.335.12899

How to cite this:Biler A, Ekin A, Ozcan A, Inan AH, Vural T, Toz E. Is it safe to have multiple repeat cesarean sections? A high volume tertiary care center experience. Pak J Med Sci. 2017;33(5):1074-1079.   doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.335.12899

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