oa South African Medical Journal - Rupture of the uterus - the preventable factors

Volume 50, Issue 13
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



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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