What is the morbidity associated with abruptio placentae?

Updated: Nov 30, 2018
  • Author: Shad H Deering, MD; Chief Editor: Carl V Smith, MD  more...
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Fetal morbidity is caused by the insult of the abruption itself and by issues related to prematurity when early delivery is required to alleviate maternal or fetal distress.

Maternal morbidity may include the following:

  • Transfusion-related morbidity

  • Classic cesarean delivery with need for repeat cesarean deliveries

  • Hysterectomy [14]

Maternal and fetal complications include issues related to (1) cesarean delivery, (2) hemorrhage/coagulopathy, and (3) prematurity.

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