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Uterine rupture occurring during midtrimester abortion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7088430     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Uterine rupture is an uncommon complication of midtrimester abortion, occurring more frequently in the older multiparous patient and with the use of high doses of oxytocic agents. The clinical presentation may vary from an unexplained drop in the hematocrit or persistent abdominal pain to profound shock and maternal death. There is often considerable delay in diagnosis and subsequent treatment. The clinical presentation of a patient who sustained uterine rupture during midtrimester abortion is described and the possible etiology, clinical presentation, and management of this condition are described. It is recommended that older multiparous patients receiving oxytocic agents be monitored closely to prevent uterine hyperstimulation and that prompt laparotomy be performed when the diagnosis of uterine rupture is made.
D Graham
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1982 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-08-14     Completed Date:  1982-08-14     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  62S-4S     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Induced / adverse effects*
Oxytocin / adverse effects*
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Uterine Rupture / etiology*
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