Uterine rupture at term pregnancy with the use of intracervical prostaglandin E2 gel for induction of labor

Ron Maymon, Adrian Shulman, Meir Pomeranz, Michael Holtzinger, Luis Haimovich, Charles Bahary

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Abstract

Prostaglandin E2 is a powerful oxytocic agent that reliably initiates labor, even in the presence of an unripe cervix. The low incidence of fetomaternal complication contributes to its universal use. We report a rare case of uterine rupture after intracervical application of prostaglandin E2 gel. Thus far no prostaglandin compound or method of administration seems to be exempt from such a complication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-370
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume165
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1991
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Prostaglandins
  • term pregnancy
  • uterine rupture

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