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African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
ISSN: 1680-6905
EISSN: 1680-6905
Vol. 8, No. 1, 2008, pp. 57-59
Bioline Code: hs08013
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

African Health Sciences, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2008, pp. 57-59

 en Intrapartum Rupture of the Uterus Diagnosed by Ultrasound
Ogbole, G.I.; Ogunseyinde, O.A. & Akinwuntan, A.L.


Background: Spontaneous uterine rupture is a life threatening obstetrical emergency encountered infrequently in the emergency department. Its diagnosis is often missed or delayed, leading to maternal and fetal mortality.
Method: We present a case of ruptured uterus diagnosed by ultrasound in a 33-year-old gravid female with two previous cesarean sections.
Objective: To show the role of ultrasound in uterine rupture
Result: Ultrasound demonstrates uterine laceration and intra-abdominal dislocation of placenta and foetus
Conclusion: Because of the severity of the complication and the great variation of symptoms in connection with it, the authors encourage the use of ultrasound screening in the detection of this rare, but often catastrophic complication.

Intrapartum Rupture, Uterus, Ultrasound

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