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J Korean Soc Emerg Med > Volume 12(1); 2001 > Article
Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2001;12(1): 100-104.
A Case of Spontaneous Uterine Rupture in the Second Trimester of Pregnancy
Seong Eun Lee, Myung Cheon Kim, Young Gwan Ko
Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Korea. edkmc@chollian. net
ABSTRACT
Uterine rupture in the second trimester is rare, but it is a surgical emergency. Also it results rapid deterioration of patient and high mortality despite of prompt therapy and massive transfusion. Radiologic studies often do not allow definitive diagnosis of it, so clinical judgement is critical for optimizing patient care. We present a case of spontaneous uterine rupture with fetal death in 17 weeks of pregnancy due to placenta percreta with brief review of the literature.
Key words: Spontaneous uterine rupture, Pregnancy
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