Tropical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Case Report: Ruptured Uterus in a Primigravida

P.C. Ibekwe


A case of ruptured uterus in a 30 year-old primigravida is presented. The patient went into labour at term and reported to a local maternity where it was discovered that the fetus had a breech presentation. The attending midwife decided to attempt an external cephalic version. Soon afterward, the patient developed generalized abdominal pains, dizziness and fainting attacks. Prompt referral, immediate resuscitation and urgent laparotomy saved the patient although it meant the end of her reproductive career.

Key Words: Uterus, Rupture, Haemorrhage, Primigravida.

[Trop J Obstet Gynaecol, 2002, 19: 47-48]
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