Silent uterine rupture in second trimester: a differential diagnosis to remember

Rajlaxmi Mundhra, Anupama Bahadur, Kiran Kunwar, Juhi Mishra, Ankita Yadav, Debashish Das


Spontaneous silent uterine rupture is a life-threatening emergency situation requiring immediate laparotomy. High index of suspicion is key to prevent maternal mortality as at times the presentation can be nonspecific. Authors herein present a case of spontaneous silent uterine rupture during second trimester of pregnancy wherein the diagnosis was initially missed. To the best of authors knowledge, only a few cases with spontaneous fundal second trimester uterine rupture have been recorded so far.


Hemoperitoneum, Fundal rupture, Uterine rupture

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