International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2019, Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part C
Clinical profile of pregnant women with uterine rupture
Author(s): Dr. Amulya MN and Dr. Sudha N
Abstract: The occurrence of uterine rupture varies in different parts of the world. The incidence is very low in developed nations, but continues to remain high in developing countries. The incidence varies from 0.3/1000 to 7/1000 deliveries in India accounting for 5% to 10% of all maternal deaths. The rising cesarean section rate leads to an increase in number of women exposed to the risk of ruptured uterus. This was a prospective study of all the pregnant patients are taken according to the inclusion criteria, detailed history including the name, age, address, contact number and history pertaining to the various factors associated with uterine rupture will be noted in the form of questionnaire. The presenting symptoms, signs, maternal outcome and fetal outcome and any associated complications will be duly noted. In the present study, majority of the rupture involved previously scarred uterus, among which 18 cases (51.4%) were due to previous caesarean scar rupture, next predisposing factor being obstructed labour (28.6%), uterine anomaly contributes to 5.8% of cases.