Surgical complications of abortions at periphery
Keywords:RID. Piperonyl Butoxide. Pyrethrins. Drug Combinations. Abortion, Induced. Abortion, Missed. Birth. Abortion, Threatened. Abortion, Legal.
Objectives: To study the patients presented with catastrophic abdominal misadventure due to abortion performed by untrained birth attendants to get rid of unwanted fetus by un-indicated procedures in unfavorable circumstances. Design: Observational case series. Place and Duration of Study: Surgical Unit I, Sh. Zayed Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan from July, 2001 to August, 2004. Patients and Methods: Forty patients from different age groups presented with this killer problem. Majority was concealing it. They were resuscitated, operated and managed postoperatively. Results: These patients presented late, suffered financial loss, morbidity and significant mortality. Conclusion: Unplanned abortions are catastrophic. Education of masses in regard to birth control is mandatory.
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