When is cesarean delivery considered in patients with eclampsia?

Updated: Apr 18, 2019
  • Author: Michael G Ross, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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Cesarean delivery may be considered in patients with an unfavorable cervix and a gestational age of 30 weeks or less, as induction under these circumstances may result in a prolonged intrapartum course and is frequently unsuccessful in avoiding cesarean delivery, given the high rate of intrapartum complications. When emergent cesarean delivery is indicated, substantiating the absence of coagulopathy before the procedure is important. (See Surgical Therapy.) [24]


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