RUPTURED OF THE UTERUS

Aug 5, 2008

UTERINE RUPTURE- abrupt rupture of the uterus

CAUSES:

  • rupture of previous cesarean incesion site
  • prolonged or obstructed labor
  • forced delivery for fetus like polyhydramios
  • forcep delivery- forcep instrument may sometimes hit the uterus
  • excessive manual pressure applied to the fundus during delivery

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