Short interpregnancy interval and misoprostol as additive risks for uterine rupture: A case report

Cassandra E. Henderson, Romany Gawargious Hana, Roman Woroch, Kevin D. Reilly

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Short interpregnancy interval and uterine instrumentation are risk factors for uterine rupture in subsequent pregnancies. Misoprostol as a uterotonic agent is an additive risk factor for rupture of a scarred uterus. CASE: Misoprostol induction for a term stillbirth was complicated by uterine rupture. Risk factors for this uterine rupture might have included interpregnancy intervals of < 7 months, prior uterine instrumentation, and misoprostol as a uterotonic agent. CONCLUSION: Caution and a high index of suspicion are warranted when using misoprostol as a uterotonic agent after a short interpregnancy interval.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)362-364
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume55
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - Jul 2010

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Keywords

  • Interpregnancy interval
  • Misoprostol
  • Uterine rupture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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Short interpregnancy interval and misoprostol as additive risks for uterine rupture : A case report. / Henderson, Cassandra E.; Hana, Romany Gawargious; Woroch, Roman; Reilly, Kevin D.

In: Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Vol. 55, No. 7-8, 07.2010, p. 362-364.

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Henderson, Cassandra E. ; Hana, Romany Gawargious ; Woroch, Roman ; Reilly, Kevin D. / Short interpregnancy interval and misoprostol as additive risks for uterine rupture : A case report. In: Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist. 2010 ; Vol. 55, No. 7-8. pp. 362-364.
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