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Table 2 Clinical data of the studied group

From: The cervix as a natural tamponade in postpartum hemorrhage caused by placenta previa and placenta previa accreta: a prospective study

Characteristic Number (%) (n=40) Mean ± SD P value
Diagnosis    
Placenta accreta 29 (72.5 %)   
Placenta previa major anterior 6 (15 %)   
Placenta previa major posterior 5 (12.5 %)   
Inverted cervical lip    
Both lips inverted 25 (62.5 %)   
Anterior lip inverted 10 (25 %)   
Posterior lip inverted 5 (12.5 %)   
Time required to perform the technique of cervical inversion (min)   5.4 ± 0.6 (range:4.3–7.1 min)  
Hysterectomy needed 2 cases (5 %)   
Intra-operative blood loss (mL)   1572.5 ± 390.2  
Pre-operative hemoglobin (gm/dl)   10.8 ± 0.23  
Post-operative hemoglobin (gm/dl)   9.3 ± 0.22 **< .0001
No. of blood units transfused   3.1 ± 0.6  
Post-operative hospital stay (days)   3.5 ± 0.6  
Complications    
Bladder injury 2 (5 %)   
Wound infection 1(2.5 %)   
Postoperative fever 1 (2.5 %)   
Speculum examination 3 monthsa 35 cases (87.5 %)   
Normal cervix 33/35 (94.2 %)   
Displaced cervix 2/35 (5.8 %)   
  1. aPercentages worked on less numbers from the overall as 35 cases only attended their three months follow up appointment.
  2. **P value for the difference between the mean pre-operative hemoglobin and the mean post-operative hemoglobin
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