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UTERINE RUPTURE IN A PRIMIGRAVIDA TERM PREGNANCY: A CASE REPORT AND LESSONS TO LEARN

R Vatharajh, K Tunkyi, J Devjee, J Moodley

Abstract


Spontaneous uterine rupture in primigravidae in a term pregnancy is a rare occurrence but is increasing in frequency in high income countries due to a concomitant rise in rates of gynaecological uterine surgery.

 

We present a case from a low-middle income country of spontaneous uterine rupture at term with no known markers of such an adverse event .The spontaneous uterine rupture may have been due to the ingestion of traditional medicines. Health professionals and the community at large must be alerted to the possible dangers of the use of such medications in pregnancy.


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R Vatharajh, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Addington Hospital, Durban, South Africa

K Tunkyi, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Addington Hospital, Durban, South Africa

J Devjee, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Addington Hospital, Durban, South Africa

J Moodley, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Addington Hospital, Durban, South Africa:Women’s Health and HIV Research Group, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

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Keywords

uterine rupture; primigravida

Cite this article

South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2015;21(1):12-13. DOI:10.7196/sajog.973

Article History

Date submitted: 2015-02-12
Date published: 2015-05-21

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