Unintended Consequences: Exploring Iatrogenic Injuries in Cesarean Section Deliveries

Sahadete Shala, Merita Krasniqi, Astrit M. Gashi

For citation: Shala S, Krasniqi M, Gashi AM. Unintended Consequences: Exploring Iatrogenic Injuries in Cesarean Section Deliveries. International Journal of Biomedicine. 2024;14(1):179-181. doi:10.21103/Article14(1)_CR6
Originally published March 1, 2024


Cesarean delivery (CD), or C-section, which prevents injury and death in mothers and babies at higher risk of complicated deliveries, like any surgery, does carry a risk of complications. By reviewing the medical literature and analyzing documented CD cases, we examined the spectrum of iatrogenic injuries, including unintentional injuries, affecting both maternal and neonatal outcomes. This case report describes iatrogenic bladder damage after CD in a 31-year-old woman who had a previous emergency CD two years ago. This case calls for a comprehensive approach to minimize iatrogenic risks and optimize maternal and neonatal well-being during repeat СD.

Cesarean delivery • iatrogenic injuries • bladder injury
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Received January 8, 2024.
Accepted February 1, 2024.
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