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Caesarean section: Evaluation, guidelines and recommendations

Gita Arjun

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2008.043


Abstract

Caesarean section is a life-saving procedure firmly ensconced in obstetric practice. With the advances in anaesthetic services and improved surgical techniques, the morbidity and mortality of this procedure have come down considerably. This has, albeit wrongly, emboldened obstetricians to perform more and more Caesarean sections, generating a universal upswing that has hit both developing and developed countries. Unfortunately, given our economic constraints, India is hardly equipped to handle the repercussions of such an unprecedented increase in surgical interventions.

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