The Evaluation of Uterine Rupture in 61 Turkish Pregnant Women
Mehmet Yılmaz 1 * , Ünal İsaoğlu 1, Sedat Kadanalı 2
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1 Nenehatun Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey
2 Ataturk University Aziziye Research Hospital, Medical Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Erzurum, Turkey
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Aim: The aim of our study, to evaluate the patients with complete or incomplete uterine rupture which occurred during pregnancy retrospectively and to analyze and present of the risk factors, maternal and perinatal outcomes, and complications. Method: Sixty one patients diagnosed as uterine rupture were investigated retrospectively in our clinic between 1999 and 2009. Result: The incidence of uterine rupture for our department in a ten year period was calculated as 0.12 %. Fifty four patients (88.5%) were in low socioeconomic status. Fifty one (83.6%) patients did not receive any antenatal care. Forty eight (78.6%) of the cases had previous ute rine surgery due to cesarean, myomectomy or metroplasty. Twenty six cases (42.6%) were grand multiparous. Primer repair of uterus was performed in 58 (95.1%) of the patients. Subtotal abdominal hyste rectomy was performed in three patients (4.9%). There were 15 fetal deaths while no maternal death was occurred. Conclusion: Rupture of the pregnant uterus is a major obstetric comp lication that occurs often with no warning signs. Uterine rupture is a potential complication for patients with non-scarred uterus as well as scarred uterus. Grand multiparty is a very important risk factor, especially in patients without uterine scar. Despite to its low rate, uterine rupture is a very important complication for mother and fetus. Early diagnosis, immediate preoperative resuscitation, rapid replacement of blood loss, and urge surgical therapy are very important in treatment of uterine rupture. Hysterectomy is not the first choice in case of uterine rupture management.


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EUR J GEN MED, 2011 - Volume 8 Issue 3, pp. 194-199

Publication date: 11 Jul 2011

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