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How is a hysterectomy related to placental abruption?

When placental abruption takes place, the placenta comes away from the wall of the uterus. Usually the placenta only detaches a little bit, but in some cases the placenta separates completely. This can lead to an emergency delivery of the baby. Afterwards, the uterus may be damaged extensively and that is why a hysterectomy might be performed to remove it.

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