Perimortem caesarean section following maternal gunshot wounds


Guneysel O., Yesil O., Ozturk T. C. , Cevik S. E.

JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.16, no.8, pp.1089-1091, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1089-1091

Abstract

old woman was attacked by her husband with a gunshot. At the time arrival to the emergency room, there was no pulse, no spontaneous breath and blood pressure was unobtainable. Although extensive advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed for 7 minutes, no cardiac activity was regained. During the cardiopulmonary resuscitation efforts, an abdominal ultrasonography was performed and revealed a fetal heart rate with bradycardia. Low segment caesarean section was performed by the obstetrician in the resuscitation room and a female newborn was delivered within less minute than one of the skin incision. Decision on terminating the CPR efforts should not be made