Author : Aggarwal, Shiv Lahari Agrawal, Avantica Agarwal, Lokesh Kumar
Evaluation of Intraoperative and Postoperative Complications Associated with Lower Segment Cesarean Section
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 5268-5272
Background: Caesarean section is one of the commonly performed surgical procedures
in obstetric and is certainly one of the oldest operations in surgery. The present
descriptive study was conducted over a period of 6 months to analyze the intraoperative
and postoperative complications associated with lower segment caesarean section
Materials and Methods: The present descriptive study was conducted over a period of 6
months to analyse the intraoperative and postoperative complications associated with
lower segment caesarean section (LSCS). After completing surgery in study patients’
clinical details, intra and post-operative complications were noted. All data was
collected and compiled in Microsoft excel and analysed using SPSS software version 21.
Results: Amongst intra-operative complications, hemorrhage occurred in 4% patients.
Urinary tract infection(19%) and spinal headache (10%) was the commonest postoperative
maternal complication encountered following caesarean section. Aspiration of
meconium and respiratory distress was the reported post-operative fetal complication..
Conclusion: The present study concluded that amongst intra-operative complications,
hemorrhage was the most common problem encountered. Urinary tract infection was
the commonest post-operative maternal complication encountered following caesarean