Sonographically diagnosed pelvic hematomas and postcesarean febrile morbidity

O. Gemer*, S. Shenhav, S. Segal, D. Harari, O. Segal, E. Zohav

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Objective: To evaluate the incidence of ultrasonographically-diagnosed postcesarean hematomas and correlate their presence with febrile morbidity. Methods: Prospective study of 111 consecutive patients who had a pelvic ultrasound 4-6 days post-operatively. Ultrasonographic findings were correlated with clinical data. Results: Postoperative fever was diagnosed in 28 (25%) patients. Fifteen (13.5%) women had hematomas; 10 (9%) had bladder- flap and five (4.5%) had subfascial hematomas. Only subfascial hematomas were significantly associated with post-operative fever (P = 0.01). Conclusions: Postcesarean bladder-flap hematomas are not predictive of post-operative fever. The presence of subfascial hematomas should be specifically sought in the evaluation of a febrile postcesarean patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-9
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Apr 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Cesarean section
  • Febrile morbidity
  • Hematoma
  • Ultrasonography


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