Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 233--234

Rupture of the uterus in a primigravida: A case report


B Chigbu, S Onwere, C Kamanu, C Aluka, E Adibe, C Onichakwe 
 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba, Nigeria

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B Chigbu
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba
Nigeria

Uterine rupture during a first pregnancy is rare. We present the case of spontaneous intrapartum uterine rupture in a 40 year old primigravida with no prior uterine surgery, and a structurally normal uterus. The patient had obstructed labor. Operative findings were a male fresh stillbirth weighing 3800g, massive hemoperitoneum, and an anterior transverse rupture at the lower uterine segment. Repair of the rupture was done without bilateral tubal ligation. Although a rare event, the primigravid uterus is not immune to rupture as exemplified by this report.


How to cite this article:
Chigbu B, Onwere S, Kamanu C, Aluka C, Adibe E, Onichakwe C. Rupture of the uterus in a primigravida: A case report.Niger J Clin Pract 2010;13:233-234


How to cite this URL:
Chigbu B, Onwere S, Kamanu C, Aluka C, Adibe E, Onichakwe C. Rupture of the uterus in a primigravida: A case report. Niger J Clin Pract [serial online] 2010 [cited 2023 Jan 29 ];13:233-234
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