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J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2014 Jun;40(6):1791-4. doi: 10.1111/jog.12402.

Spontaneous rupture of uterine varicose veins: a rare cause for obstetric shock.

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  • 1Department of O&G, UKMMC, Kuala Lumpur.


Spontaneous rupture of uterine surface varicose veins is rare but may result in serious complication of pregnancy, as it is associated with high perinatal and maternal mortality. We report a 24-year-old primigravida who presented with this rare condition mimicking placenta abruption, which was successfully managed. A review of reported cases was performed.

© 2014 The Authors. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research © 2014 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


hemoperitoneum; obstetric shock; uterine varicose veins; utero-ovarian veins

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