uterine dystocia

uterine dystocia

Weak and uncoordinated contractions of the womb during childbirth. Dystocia affects about 4 per cent of all births and is one of the commonest indications for emergency caesarean section. Often the cause remains obscure.
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In our study 65.62% of patients who received blood transfusion were emergency cases following fetal distress or failed progress in labor due to malpresentation, cephalopelvic disproportions or uterine dystocia. Excessive haemorrhage in these cases was due to uterine atony, uterine rupture, and cervical or vaginal tears22.
It is the most important cause of uterine dystocia with an estimated incidence of 83.3%.