n African Journal of Reproductive Health - Advantages of Peritoneal Closure at the Time of Cesarean Section - letter to editor

Volume 23 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1118-4841
  • E-ISSN: 2141-3606



Dear Editor,

Hemorrhage during pregnancy is a major cause of severe maternal morbidity and mortality in high as well as in low resource settings1,2. In particular during Cesarean section (CS), intraoperative and post-operative bleeding may become lifethreatening emergency. Consequently, any strategy to reduce severe blood loss deserves consideration and eventual implementation. We would like to call attention upon the controversy over closure or non-closure of the parietal peritoneum during the CS surgical procedure, an issue currently being debated among obstetricians.

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