hysterorrhexis


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hysterorrhexis

[‚his·tə·rō′rek·səs]
(medicine)
Rupture of the uterus.
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The main intrapartum complications include inability to attain adequate cervical dilatation, as well as cervical laceration, obstructive labor, hysterorrhexis at the lower segment of the uterus, fetal death, and maternal morbidity.
Some authors advocate that vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is a reasonable and safe option for women with previous cesarean section.3 Despite the fact, VBAC still has some risks in some conditions, and when VBAC fails, it may result in hysterorrhexis and hysterectomy.