Rupture of the uterus at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria.

@article{Ola1998RuptureOT,
  title={Rupture of the uterus at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria.},
  author={E Rotimi Ola and Joseph Ayodeji Olamijulo},
  journal={West African journal of medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={188-93}
}
Rupture of the gravid uterus remains one of the most disastrous complications of labour. Eighty cases of uterine rupture managed at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos over an eight year period were therefore reviewed to evaluate the characteristic of ruptured uterus in Lagos. The incidence of ruptured uterus was 5.01 per 1000 deliveries and unbooked patients accounted for 80%. Spontaneous rupture occurred in 73.8% while traumatic rupture was responsible for 26.3%. Diagnosis was not made… CONTINUE READING

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