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Emergency Caesarean section 

Emergency Caesarean section
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Emergency Caesarean section
Author(s):

Sambit Mukhopadhyay

, Edward Morris

, and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199651399.003.0050
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date: 26 January 2021

Caesarean section may be performed as an elective or emergency procedure, but the latter is associated with higher rates of complications and morbidity. This chapter discusses controversies of Caesarean section as an elective procedure, indications and classification for emergency Caesarean section, preoperative preparation, and intraoperative technique.

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