Hysterotomy

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Hysterotomy
Intervention
ICD-9-CM 68.0
MeSH D020883

A hysterotomy (also known as an emergency abdominal rescue in cases of shoulder dystocia) is an incision in the uterus, commonly combined with a laparotomy during a caesarean section. Hysterotomies are also performed during fetal surgery.

In fetal surgery, without inhibition of uterine contractions, premature labor is a complication that occurs in 100% of hysterotomy cases.[1] It can be inhibited by tocolytics.[2]

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  1. ^ Assad, R. S.; Hanley, F. L. (1998). "Artificial placenta--a need for fetal surgery?". The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 115 (5): 1021–1022. doi:10.1016/S0022-5223(98)70400-3. PMID 9605070.  edit [1]
  2. ^ Sutton LN (February 2008). "Fetal surgery for neural tube defects". Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 22 (1): 175–88. doi:10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2007.07.004. PMC 2293328. PMID 17714997.