Pregnant woman dies while undergoing ovarian cyst surgery

A 14 week pregnant woman died in the Maternity Hospital in the central province of Quang Ngai while she underwent ovarian cyst surgery.

Pregnant woman dies while undergoing ovarian cyst surgery

The 27 year old pregnant woman hospitalized on August 7 was diagnosed to have an ovarian cyst. She was advised to have endoscopy to remove it or else it will develop threatening toher baby’s growth.
After receiving consultation of risks during operation, her relatives agreed the surgery. However, after two hour operation, the pregnant woman died.
The Department of Health in Quang Ngai asked the hospital to convene a scientific council on the case to assess the operation procedure and issue punishment on those who violated the guideline.
The hospital must publicize the case and report to the Department before August 12.

By staff writers – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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