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J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2003 Feb;13(2):133-4.

Uterine rupture associated with castor oil ingestion.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, New York, New York, USA.

Abstract

A woman at 39 weeks' gestation with a previous Cesarean delivery had severe abdominal pains and rupture of membranes shortly after ingesting 5 ml of castor oil. Forty-five minutes later, repetitive variable decelerations prompted a Cesarean delivery. At surgery, a portion of the umbilical cord was protruding from a 2-cm rupture of the lower transverse scar.

PMID:
12735415
DOI:
10.1080/jmf.13.2.133.134
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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