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Table 2 Indications motivating surgery

From: Postoperative outcome of caesarean sections and other major emergency obstetric surgery by clinical officers and medical officers in Malawi

Indication Number of cases
Cephalopelvic disproportion or obstructed labour 1230
Previous caesarean section 452
Fetal distress 264
Suspected ruptured uterus 87
Antepartum haemorrhage 77
Cord prolapse 62
Failure to progress 60
Breech in primigravida 53
Eclampsia 49