What is new in peripartum hysterectomy? A seventeen year experience in a tertiary hospital

Yildirim G. Y., Koroglu N., Akca A., Talmac M., Dikmen S., Yıldırım G., ...More

Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol.60, no.1, pp.95-98, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tjog.2020.11.014
  • Journal Name: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-98
  • Keywords: Peripartum hysterectomy, Cesarean section, Placenta accreta spectrum
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: To identify changing trends in peripartum hysterectomy (PH), both elective. cesarean hysterectomy and emergency cesarean hysterectomy, at a single training and research hospital over the last 17 years in Istanbul, Turkey. Materials and methods: A retrospective cohort study was performed between January 2001 and September 2017. The records of all patients who had PH at Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Training and Research Hospital were analyzed. Results: There were 243 cases of PH during the study period. A total of 266,386 births occurred, of which 60.1% were vaginal deliveries and 39.8% were cesarean sections. The incidence of PH increased from 0.67 per 1000 deliveries to 1.14 per 1000 deliveries during 2001–2008 and 2009–2017, respectively, with an overall incidence of 0.91 per 1000 deliveries during the 17 years. The main indication for PH changed significantly during this time from uterine atony (57.1%) to placenta accreta spectrum (85%). About 37% of women who underwent PH had at least one previous cesarean delivery during 2001–2008, whereas that percentage increased to 95.4% during 2009–2017. Conclusion: Placenta accreta spectrum was the leading cause of PH and was associated with significant maternal morbidity and mortality.