Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 272, Issue 1, pp 82–83

Delayed postpartum hemorrhage due to cesarean scar dehiscence

  • Tsuyoshi Baba
  • Miyuki Morishita
  • Masami Nagata
  • Yasushi Yamakawa
  • Masahiro Mizunuma
Case Report

Abstract

Case report

A 28-year-old woman presented with massive postpartum hemorrhage. Laparotomy revealed a cesarean scar dehiscence due to wound infection.

Conclusion

Although postpartum hemorrhage due to cesarean scar dehiscence is an unusual complication, practitioners should add dehiscence to their differential diagnoses.

Keywords

Cesarean scar dehiscence Postpartum hemorrhage Wound infection 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsuyoshi Baba
    • 1
  • Miyuki Morishita
    • 1
  • Masami Nagata
    • 1
  • Yasushi Yamakawa
    • 1
  • Masahiro Mizunuma
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyKitami Red Cross HospitalKitamiJapan

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