Spontaneous Rupture of Unscarred Gravid Uterus

Authors

  • Kolala S. Gurudut M.D.,

    1. Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences, Belgaum 590001, Karnataka, India.
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  • Hareesh S. Gouda M.D.,

    1. Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, KLE University’s J. N. Medical College, Nehrunagar, Belgaum 590010, Karnataka, India.
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  • Sunil C. Aramani M.D.,

    1. Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, KLE University’s J. N. Medical College, Nehrunagar, Belgaum 590010, Karnataka, India.
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  • Raju H. Patil M.B.B.S.

    1. Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences, Belgaum 590001, Karnataka, India.
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Additional information and reprint requests:
Hareesh S. Gouda, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
KLE University’s J N Medical College
Belgaum-590010
Karnataka
India
E-mail: hareeshfmt@rediffmail.com

Abstract

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.

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