Nigerian Journal of Health Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 86--88

Incidental finding of uterine scar dehiscence at elective repeat caesarean section at term


OA Ijarotimi, OO Sowemimo, OA Dare, PO Ibuola 
 Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Osun, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. O A Ijarotimi
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatology, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Osun
Nigeria

The risk of adverse outcome for the mother and/or baby is high in the setting of uterine rupture and its possibility should be entertained in a pregnant woman with previous uterine surgery and recent onset lower abdominal pain in advanced gestation. In the absence of symptoms, uterine scar dehiscence may occur unnoticed until complications set in. Women with short inter-pregnancy interval, caesarean wound morbidity and classical caesarean section are at increased risk. Each case should be individualised and those at high risk of uterine rupture should be offered appropriate care. We report a case of antepartum scar dehiscence found incidentally at elective repeat caesarean section at term.


How to cite this article:
Ijarotimi O A, Sowemimo O O, Dare O A, Ibuola P O. Incidental finding of uterine scar dehiscence at elective repeat caesarean section at term.Niger J Health Sci 2017;17:86-88


How to cite this URL:
Ijarotimi O A, Sowemimo O O, Dare O A, Ibuola P O. Incidental finding of uterine scar dehiscence at elective repeat caesarean section at term. Niger J Health Sci [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Nov 23 ];17:86-88
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