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Clinical Study

Use of Electrocautery for Coagulation and Wound Complications in Caesarean Sections

Table 5

Accumulated surgical scar complications* assessed during follow-up, according to the use of electrocautery for hemostasis.

  Treatment (use of electrocautery) -value RR
YesNo
% %

Any complication prior to discharge
 No10697.21111000.1199Not calculable
 Yes 3 2.8 0
Any complication up to postpartum days 7–10
 No7777.08884.60.1667*1.50 (0.84–2.60)
 Yes2323.01615.4
Any complication up to postpartum days 30–40
 No7777.07881.30.5006*1.21 (0.69–2.11)
 Yes2323.01818.8

includes hematoma, seroma, dehiscence, and signs of infection.