POSTMORTEM CESAREAN SECTION FOLLOWING MATERNAL BLAST INJURY: CASE REPORT

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Abstract

We report a postmortem cesarean section resulting in fetal survival, performed 25 minutes after maternal blast injury. The time interval between cardiopulmonary arrest and delivery, prior maternal health status, and continued cardiopulmonary resuscitation represent important determinants of fetal survival. Improvement in maternal hemodynamic condition may potentially occur following the procedure. Postmortem cesarean section is advised in the event of fatal maternal trauma since it may result in fetal salvage.

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