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Ruptured uterus: the unabating obstetric catastrophe in South eastern Nigeria.
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PMID:  20473618     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Ruptured uterus is an obstetric catastrophe and results in significant maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality in Nigeria.
METHODS: To review the incidence and management of ruptured uterus over the 8-year period (2000-2004 and 2007-2009) and analysis of records of cases of ruptured uterus during the period under review in a descriptive study.
RESULTS: The incidence of uterine rupture is 1 in 81 deliveries with a contribution of 13.8% to maternal mortality in Ebonyi State University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. There was high fetal wastage as 99 (97.1%) of the babies died. The highest incidence of ruptured uterus was found in the para 2-4 group. Teenagers constituted 4 (3.96%) of the cases. Majority of the rupture, 69 (65.4%) occurred anteriorly. Fifty-seven (56.4%) had only repair of the rupture done. The greatest complication was septicemia, which occurred in 32 (31.7%) of the patients.
CONCLUSION: The incidence of uterine rupture is very high in our center. It is one of the highest causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. There should be a multi-pronged effort aimed at improving the utilization of medical services by the populace and the health institutions offering efficient obstetric emergency care.
C O U Esike; O U J Umeora; J N Eze; G O Igberase
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  283     ISSN:  1432-0711     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  993-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ebonyi State University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria,
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