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Bucket-handle tear of posterior uterine cervical lip in second-trimester unscarred uterus after use of misoprostol: A first report of two cases

S R Singhal, S K Singhal

Abstract


A bucket-handle tear is a laceration of either the anterior lip or the posterior lip of the cervix so that it hangs like the handle of a bucket. These cervical injuries are more common in term deliveries and are associated with various risks factors, including cervical cerclage, induction of labour, young maternal age, assisted vaginal delivery, prostaglandin use and precipitate labour. We came across two patients who experienced a bucket handle tear of the posterior lip of the cervix in second-trimester abortions due to prostaglandin E1 use. Such a case has not been reported in the literature. In this case study, we report two such cases.


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S R Singhal, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India

S K Singhal, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India

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Keywords

bucket handle tear, cervix, misoprostol

Cite this article

South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2017;23(2):71. DOI:10.7196/sajog.1177

Article History

Date submitted: 2017-02-27
Date published: 2017-09-01

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