Caesarean sections at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital: A three year review

Mariam Mathew, Radha Kumari, Vlasta Vaclavinkova, Andrzej Krolikowski


Objective: To review the caesarean sections (C/S) performed at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH), Muscat, Oman, over a period of three years. Method: The records of 727 patients who underwent C/S at SQUH during the three year period from 1st July 1998 to 30th June 2001 were analysed. Results: The C/S rate during this period was 13%, 42.6% of which were repeat C/S. Most were performed on women in the age group 26–30 years and of parity 2–3. The majority of the caesareans were at term and done under general anaesthesia. The most common indication was fetal distress and the most common complication was fever. Conclusion: The rate, indications, nature and frequency of complications of C/S performed at SQUH are similar to those at obstetric departments in academic hospitals in developed countries. 


Caesarean section, cephalopelvic disproportion, prophylactic antibiotics, macrosomia, disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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