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Rupture of the preterm uterus in the nonlaboring woman: a report of 3 cases.
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PMID:  16674018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Uterine rupture in a laboring patient is a well-known pregnancy complication. There is a paucity of information regarding uterine rupture at a preterm gestational age in a nonlaboring patient. CASE: Three women experienced spontaneous uterine rupture at a preterm gestational age prior to the onset of labor. All women presented with a primary complaint of abdominal pain that was nonfocal and had been noted over hours to days. In no case was a common risk factor for uterine rupture present. On initial evaluation, no woman appeared hemodynamically unstable, and all fetuses had a reassuring status. In all cases, rapid deterioration of maternal and/or fetal status resulted in emergency delivery. CONCLUSION: Uterine rupture at a preterm gestational age in a nonlaboring woman may present with nonspecific findings and be associated with rapid maternal and fetal decompensation. Awareness of this complication is necessary if maternal and fetal outcomes are to be optimized.
Laura Baecher; William A Grobman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-05     Completed Date:  2006-08-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  205-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section*
Pregnancy Complications* / diagnosis
Rupture, Spontaneous / complications,  diagnosis
Uterine Rupture* / diagnosis

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