oa South African Medical Journal - Rupture of the uterus - the preventable factors
|Article Title||Rupture of the uterus - the preventable factors|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Harari Central Hospital and University of Rhodesia, Salisbury, Rhodesia|
|Publication Date||Mar 1976|
|Pages||505 - 509|
|Keyword(s)||Caesarean section scars, Cephalopelvic disproportion, Duration of labour, Incidence, Maternal death, Obstetrics and gynaecology, Preventable factors and Rupture of the uterus|
A review of 50 cases of ruptured uterus revealed that important measures to prevent this serious complication are: good antenatal care; careful attention to patients who have had a previous Caesarean section; the correct management of cephalopelvic disproportion in the multigravida; the recognition of the serious hazards of internal version in the management of transverse lie; and careful attention to detail in the use of oxytocin in the multigravida.
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