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Preeclampsia - Surgery

There is no surgical treatment for preeclampsia.

A cesarean section delivery is used when:

  • A rapid delivery is medically needed for the mother's or baby's well-being or survival.
  • Induction of labor has not been successful, usually after 24 hours.
  • There are medical reasons, such as placenta previa, that make vaginal delivery dangerous.

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: November 05, 2012
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