Unscarred Uterine Rupture (UUR) - Not A Rarity In Developing Countries

Author(s): Fizzah Arif

Uterine rupture during pregnancy is a life threatening obstetric complication. It is defined as a nonsurgical disruption in the wall of the uterus along with visceral peritoneum. It is far more common in developing countries due to the numerous direct and indirect factors like lack of family planning, poor maternal health, poor management of labor, home deliveries by untrained professionals and others. It commonly manifests as acute abdomen and hemodynamic instability due to hemoperitoneum.

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