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Rupture of intrapartum unscarred uterus at the fundus: a complication of passive cocaine abuse?
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PMID:  21327801     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Uterine rupture is a potential obstetric catastrophe. We report a case of a gravida 2 para 1 with intrapartum unscarred uterine fundal rupture. Immediate resuscitation, laparotomy and hysterectomy, was done with maternal survival. History of passive cocaine smoke exposure elicited postoperatively was the possible etiology leading to complete fundal rupture. This case is an eye opener as regards to ill effects of drug abuse even though passive. A careful history of drug abuse must be elicited when the common causes of uterine rupture have been excluded or the rupture site is unusual.
Authors:
Rachna Agarwal; Bindiya Gupta; Geeta Radhakrishnan
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0711     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UCMS and GTB Hospital, Shahdara, Delhi, 110095, India.
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