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Table 3 Indications for urgent (category 1) cesarean deliveries performed under general anesthesia

From: A retrospective review of 10-year trends in general anesthesia for cesarean delivery at a university hospital: the impact of a newly launched team on obstetric anesthesia practice

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total cases 3 3 3 7 10 4 8 9 4 8
Abnormal placentation 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (33.3%) 2 (28.6%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)
Non-reassuring fetal status 2 (66.7%) 1 (33.3%) 1 (33.3%) 1 (14.3%) 5 (50.0%) 2 (50.0%) 5 (62.5%) 7 (77.8%) 1 (25.0%) 3 (37.5%)
Placental abruption 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (33.3%) 2 (28.6%) 3 (30.0%) 0 (0.0%) 2 (25.0%) 2 (22.2%) 0 (0.0%) 2 (25.0%)
Threatening uterine rupture 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (25.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (12.5%)
Maternal factors 1 (33.3%) 1 (33.3%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (10.0%) 1 (10.0%) 1 (12.5%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)
Fetal factors 0 (0.0%) 1 (33.3%) 0 (0.0%) 2 (28.6%) 1 (10.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 3 (75.0%) 2 (25.0%)
  1. Maternal factors included eclampsia (one in 2010 and one in 2015), amniotic fluid embolism (one in 2011), hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (one in 2014), and impaired placental function (one in 2016)
  2. Fetal factors included umbilical cord abnormality (one in 2011), umbilical cord prolapse (two in 2013 and two in 2018), and prolapse of fetal extremity (one in 2014, one in 2018, and two in 2019)