What is the role of coagulation studies in the workup of abruptio placentae?

Updated: Nov 30, 2018
  • Author: Shad H Deering, MD; Chief Editor: Carl V Smith, MD  more...
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Some form of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is present in up to 20% of patients with severe abruptions.

Because many of these patients require cesarean delivery, knowing a patient's coagulation status is imperative.


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