Hum Reprod Open 2021 1;2021(2):hoab019. Epub 2021 May 1.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Region Västra Götaland, Sweden.
Study Question: What are the important risk factors for having a caesarean scar pregnancy (CSP)?
Summary Answer: Independent risk factors were smoking in the first trimester, higher parity, and previous caesarean section (CS) before the index caesarean delivery.
What Is Known Already: A spectrum of risk factors for CSP has been suggested but not proven: parity, number of previous caesarean section, elective as opposed to emergency CS, IVF-pregnancy, breech presentation, previous gynaecological surgery as well as suture technique.
Study Design Size Duration: This retrospective case-control study included 31 women with a CSP during the period 2003-2018 treated at a tertiary care centre for gynaecology and reproduction. Read More