Spontaneous Rupture of Unscarred Gravid Uterus
Article first published online: 29 NOV 2010
© 2010 American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Journal of Forensic Sciences
Volume 56, Issue Supplement s1, pages S263–S265, January 2011
How to Cite
Gurudut, K. S., Gouda, H. S., Aramani, S. C. and Patil, R. H. (2011), Spontaneous Rupture of Unscarred Gravid Uterus. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 56: S263–S265. doi: 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2010.01622.x
- Issue published online: 3 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 29 NOV 2010
- Received 30 Mar. 2009; and in revised form 13 Oct. 2009; accepted 23 Oct. 2009.
- forensic science;
- gravid unscarred uterus;
- spontaneous rupture;
Abstract: Rupture of gravid uterus during pregnancy is a rare entity. Overall incidence of rupture of uterus during pregnancy is 0.07%. The maternal and fetal prognoses are bad especially when the rupture occurs in an unscarred uterus. Fortunately, the sole major risk factor of spontaneous rupture of unscarred uterus is preventable, which is “multiparity.” In this article, we report the death of a pregnant woman and her unborn child because of spontaneous rupture of unscarred uterus.