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01.12.2019 | Educational Review | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

Insights into Imaging 1/2019

Imaging findings of cesarean delivery complications: cesarean scar disease and much more

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Insights into Imaging > Ausgabe 1/2019
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F. Rosa, G. Perugin, D. Schettini, N. Romano, S. Romeo, R. Podestà, A. Guastavino, A. Casaleggio, N. Gandolfo
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Abstract

In the last years, there has been a significant increase in the number of cesarean deliveries and, with it, of the number of complications following the procedure. They can be divided into early and late ones. We will illustrate herein the most common complications following cesarean section to help radiologists to recognize them. To familiarize with these various pathologic conditions is crucial to alert referring clinicians for a prompt and appropriate maternal and fetal management. Special attention will be given to the cesarean scar defect (CSD), the most common but also the most unknown of such conditions. Although often asymptomatic, a severe CSD represents a predisposing factor for subsequent complications especially in future pregnancies.
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