Ruptured uterus outcome among the pregnant women admitted in a tertiary care centre


  • Ranu Jain Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, N.S.C.B Medical College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Mamta K. Shewte Department of Community Medicine, BJGMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India



Maternal mortality, Rent repair, Subtotal hysterectomy rupture uterus, Uterus


Background: Rupture of a previously unscarred uterus is usually a catastrophic event resulting in death of the baby and sometimes even maternal death from blood loss. Incidence of rupture uterus varies from 0.3/1000 to 7/1000 deliveries in India accounting for 5% to 10% of all maternal deaths. Hence, the present study was conducted to study the proportion of ruptured uterus among the antenatal women admitted, their associated clinical spectrum and maternal outcome.

Methods: A cross sectional study was carried out among 46 antenatal women presented with ruptured uterus in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at N.S.C.B medical college and Hospital at Jabalpur, (M.P) during 1st August 2011 to 31st August 2012.

Results: The incidence of ruptured uterus was 1 in 118 (0.84%) of all hospital deliveries. Mostly, 18 (39.1%) patients were in 26 -30yrs of age. Maximum, 22 patients (47.83%) with ruptured uterus were in second gravidae. Most common site of scar rupture was lower uterine segment, observed in 42 (91.30%) patients. The most common form of management was rent repair done in 36 (78.26%) patients, followed by subtotal hysterectomy (STH) in 8 (17.39%) and total hysterectomy (TH) in 2(4.34%) patients. A perinatal mortality was seen in 38 (82.60 %) cases with 1 maternal death was observed.

Conclusions: Reducing the primary cesarean section rate and early diagnosis with active surgical management will go a long way in reducing the incidence of ruptured uterus and maternal and fetal mortality.


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