Cesarean Delivery for a Life‑threatening Preterm Placental Abruption

  • II Okafor
  • EO Ugwu
Keywords: Cesarean delivery, Intrauterine fetal death, Preterm placental abruption

Abstract

Placental abruption is one of the major life‑threatening obstetric conditions. The fetomaternal outcome of a severe placental abruption depends largely on prompt maternal resuscitation and delivery. A case of severe preterm placental abruption with intrauterine fetal death. Following a failed induction of labor with a deteriorating maternal condition despite resuscitation, emergency cesarean delivery was offered with good maternal outcome. Cesarean delivery could avert further disease progression and possible maternal death in cases of severe preterm placental abruption where vaginal delivery is not imminent. However, further studies are necessary before this could be recommended for routine clinical practice.

Keywords: Cesarean delivery, Intrauterine fetal death, Preterm placental abruption

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