Comparison of intra operative hemorrhage by blunt and sharp expansion of uterine incision at cesarean section

  • Faiza Faiza Deptt OBS and GYNE Saidu Teaching Hospital Swat, KPK
  • Farhadia Sadaf
  • Behzar Ameena
  • Nadia Rashid Khan
Keywords: Caesarean section, Blunt and sharp expansion of uterine incision. Fall in HB and HCT

Abstract

Objectives: To compare the effect of blunt and sharp incision of uterus at cesarean section on intra-operative haemorrhage.

Methods: This trial was conducted at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pakistan Ordinance Factory Hospital, Wah Cantt from 14th January to 13th July 2012. Total 80 women planned for lower segment cesarean section through Pfannensteil incision were randomized to either blunt uterine incision (Group-A, n=40) or sharp uterine incision (Group-B, n=40). The fall in Haemoglobin and HCT was compared in two groups and analyzed with help of SPSS version 10.

Results: Both groups were similar in terms of demographic features like age, parity, gestational age and indication for cesarean section. The participants in Group-A reveled significantly less drop of mean Hb concentration as compared to Group-B (1.47±1.08 and 1.95±0.85 respectively, P value 0.031). Similarly, the fall in mean HCT was significantly less in Group-A in comparison to Group-B (3.21±1.3 and 4.21±2.17 respectively, P-value 0.015)

Conclusion: Blunt expansion of uterine incision during caesarean section is associated with less fall in Haemoglobin and HCT as compared to sharp expansion.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.37.7.4159

How to cite this:
Faiza, Sadaf F, Ameena B, Khan NR. Comparison of intra operative hemorrhage by blunt and sharp expansion of uterine incision at cesarean section. Pak J Med Sci. 2021;37(7):1994-1998. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.37.7.4159

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Published
2021-10-06
How to Cite
Faiza, F., Sadaf, F., Ameena, B., & Khan, N. R. (2021). Comparison of intra operative hemorrhage by blunt and sharp expansion of uterine incision at cesarean section. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 37(7). https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.37.7.4159
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