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Ruptured uterus.
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PMID:  1671019     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Uterine rupture, an important cause of maternal and fetal mortality, is still occasionally seen in our region. In this study we reviewed 41 cases of uterine rupture encountered between the years 1983 and 1988, in a total of 3962 hospital deliveries with a frequency of 1 in 96.6 deliveries. Sixteen cases (39.0%) were over 35 years old. Twenty-five patients (60.9%) were grand multiparous (more than five pregnancies). There were no uterine ruptures in primigravid women. Ruptures were mostly (75.6%) due to cephalopelvic disproportion. Subtotal hysterectomy was the first choice of management for 35 cases. The maternal mortality rate was 7.3% while fetal mortality was 82.9%. Midwife education, regular antenatal care and hospital deliveries are important factors in prevention of this obstetric hazard.
Authors:
S Kafkas; C E Taner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1991 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-02-22     Completed Date:  1991-02-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dicle University, Medical School, Diyarbakir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Humans
Midwifery
Postoperative Complications
Pregnancy
Retrospective Studies
Turkey / epidemiology
Uterine Rupture / epidemiology*,  prevention & control,  therapy

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