Role of Surgical Interventions and Outcomes in Septic Abortion Cases: A Prospective Hospital Based Study
Background: Aim of this study was to evaluate the maternal morbidity & mortality, clinical features, management and role of surgical interventions in cases of septic abortion in a tertiary Centre. Methods: This study was conducted on 25 cases of septic abortion in the Department of obstetrics & Gynaecology in Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun. All patients were evaluated with special reference to incidence, etiological factors, clinical features, surgery & maternal morbidity & mortality. Results: Common age group was between 26-30 years. Most of the cases were from lower socioeconomic status. Septic abortion following spontaneous abortion was present in 5 cases. Unwanted pregnancy was the indication for termination of pregnancy in majority of the cases. 8 cases required laparotomy for drainage of pus, 1 patient had hysterectomy. Conclusion: The incidence of illegal and septic abortion can be reduced by increasing awareness about family planning services and making legal abortion services easily available to the women and that too at a cheaper cost.
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