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Intrapartal uterine avulsion with posterior cervical rupture


1University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Hospital “Sveti Duh”, Zagreb

DOI: 10.22514/SV111.052016.16 Vol.11,Issue 1,May 2016 pp.222-229

Published: 02 May 2016

*Corresponding Author(s): DUBRAVKO HABEK E-mail:


In this case study we describe an obstetric emergency of complete intrapartum left-lateral uterine avulsion, with posterior cervical rupture in a 31-year-old secundipara, following vacuum extraction. To the best of our knowledge, a similar case has not been previously reported in the literature. A live macrosomic male neonate was delivered by two tractions, with lateral episiotomy, and with shoulder dystocia that was relieved by McRoberts’ and Resnik’s maneuvers (Apgar score 7.8, birth weight/length 4640/57).

In our patient, the risk factors for avulsion and concomitant posterior cervical rupture included prolonged second stage of labor, delivering a macrosomic neonate in a secundipara with deflexion (parietal) in a cephalic presentation along the distended and thinned posterior uterine wall. Urgent total hysterectomy was performed in dramatical circumstances due to complete unilateral avulsion and cervical rupture, with continuous aortal compression, volume replacement and intact coagulation, which certainly contributed to the good final maternal outcome.


delivery, uterine avulsion, uterine rupture

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DUBRAVKO HABEK,TATJANA PAVELIĆ TURUDIĆ,IVAN ŠKLEBARĆ. Intrapartal uterine avulsion with posterior cervical rupture. Signa Vitae. 2016. 11(1);222-229.


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