n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Uterine rupture in a primigravida with a term pregnancy : case report and lessons to learn : case report

Volume 21, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0038-2329
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Spontaneous uterine rupture (UR) in primigravidas with term pregnancies is a rare occurrence, but is increasing in frequency in high-income countries as a result of a concomitant rise in rates of gynaecological uterine surgery. We present a case from a low- and middle-income country of spontaneous UR at term with no known markers of such an adverse event. The spontaneous UR may have been due to the ingestion of traditional medicines. Health professionals and the community at large must be alerted to the possible dangers of the use of such medications in pregnancy.

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