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Caesarean section raises risk of complications after hysterectomy, study finds

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j3804 (Published 09 August 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3804
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

Having a previous caesarean delivery may considerably increase the risk of reoperation and complications in women who have a hysterectomy later in life, a study published in JAMA Surgery has found.1

The finding supports efforts to prevent caesarean deliveries that are not clinically indicated, said the authors from Aalborg University, Denmark, and Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston, USA. Caesarean delivery is the most commonly performed major surgery in the world, with an estimated global average rate …

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