We review the trend, indications and maternal mortality with caesarean section at University College Hospital Galway from 1973 to 1987.
The caesarean section rate (CSR) rose from 6.06% in 1973 to 10.18% in 1987, primary sections from 3.58% to 6.51% and repeat sections from 2.49% to 3.67% during the same interval.
The four major indications for section were cephalopelvic disproportion, foetal distress, previous section and malpresentations.
Lower segment caesarean section was the commonest operation and a slight increase in the classical operation was noted due to an increased intervention in prematurity.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Homme, Etude statistique, Accouchement, Césarienne, Prévalence, Irlande, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Human, Statistical study, Delivery, Cesarean section, Prevalence, Ireland, Europe
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Code Inist : 002B20G01. Création : 199406.