Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Colorectal Research Center, Shahid Faghihi Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

2 Department of General Surgery, Shahid Faghihi Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

3 Department of Internal Medicine, Nemazee Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

Abstract

The uterine rupture during pregnancy is a catastrophic condition resulting in both maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. It occurs in nearly 1% of patients with previous cesarean sections. However, uterine rupture at the site of previous iatrogenic perforation which is spontaneously healed or repaired is less reported. We present a 29-year-old woman, gravida 3 para 1, at 20 weeks of gestation with abdominal pain of right half and hemodynamic instability whose laboratory evaluations revealed severe acute blood loss but still without any signs of peritonitis. The exploratory laparotomy revealed a uterine rupture at the site of fundus at the same location of previously repaired dilatation and curettage-induced perforation contributing to extrusion of whole pregnancy product in addition to severe intra-abdominal blood loss.

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