Posterior uterine rupture in a woman with a previous Cesarean delivery

R. Figueroa, D. Garry, A. P. Mackenzie

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A 33-year-old primipara with a previous low transverse Cesarean delivery underwent labor induction at 41 weeks' gestation with a 10-mg dinoprostone vaginal insert. Eleven hours later, with the cervix fully dilated, an emergency Cesarean delivery was performed because of repetitive variable decelerations followed by fetal bradycardia. A posterior uterine wall rupture extending from the fundus to the vagina was repaired in layers. The neonate had an Apgar score of 2 and 4 and expired on the 7th day of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-131
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003


  • Dinoprostone vaginal insert
  • Posterior uterine rupture
  • Previous Cesarean delivery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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