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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 63-69

Polytrauma during pregnancy

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, AIIMS, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, N S C B Medical College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Sarita Agrawal
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, AIIMS, Raipur - 492 099, Chhattisgarh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0975-7341.118754

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Trauma during pregnancy is an important cause of nonobstetrical cause of maternal mortality & morbidity. Apart from type of injury affecting the maternal & fetal outcome there are several life threatening complications unique to pregnancy like abruption placentae, uterine rupture, amniotic fluid embolism, & direct fetal trauma which needs immediate interventions. Maternal assessment & management during pregnancy needs special consideration to physiological changes during pregnancy as well as fetal surveillance to improve the maternal & fetal outcome. All pregnant trauma patient needs multi disciplinary approach involving obstetrician, neonatologist, obstetric anaesthetist & trauma surgeons.

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