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A review of 3777 deliveries was made over a period of 5 years, 33 cases of ruptured uterus were recorded during the review period.
High parity and injudicious use of Oxytocic drugs by unskilled personnel were the main contributory factors.
The incidence of ruptures uterus was 8.8 per thousand deliveries with only one rupture in the hospital. The incidence increased over the 5 years from 1 rupture in 199 deliveries in 1981 to 1 in 76 deliveries in 1985.
Foetal mortality was 91%.
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