Uterine rupture

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[edit] Discussion of Uterine rupture

  • Most common cause of uterine rupture is old cesarean scars.
  • Uterine rupture may be limited to dehiscence of the ends of the cesarean scar with an intact overlying serosal layer.
  • Full-thickness uterine rupture, with direct communication of the uterine and peritoneal cavities, results in massive hemoperitoneum and carries high fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality rates.
  • Classic scars are more likely to rupture before labor, whereas lower uterine segment scars tend to rupture after labor.

[edit] Imaging Findings for Uterine rupture

  • Reported sonographic signs of uterine rupture include the identification of the protruding portion of the amniotic sac, an endometrial or myometrial defect, an extrauterine hematoma, and hemoperitoneum.
  • Multiplanar MR imaging offers a comprehensive assessment of the uterine wall and the peritoneal cavity.

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[edit] External Links

Goldminer:Uterine rupture

[edit] References for Uterine rupture