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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 598356, 3 pages
Case Report

Spontaneous Uterine Rupture of an Unscarred Uterus before Labour

1Clinique Gynécologique et Obstétricale, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Aristide Le Dantec, Avenue Pasteur, BP 3001, Dakar, Senegal
2Centre Hospitalier Régional Heinrich Lübke, BP 278, Diourbel, Senegal

Received 3 September 2012; Accepted 30 September 2012

Academic Editors: E. Cosmi and P. De Franciscis

Copyright © 2012 Mamour Guèye et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Uterine rupture is a public health problem in developing countries. When it is spontaneous, it occurs most often during labor in a context of scarred uterus. Uterine rupture during pregnancy is a rare situation. The diagnosis is not always obvious and morbidity and maternal and fetal mortality is still high. We report a case of spontaneous uterine rupture during pregnancy at 35 weeks of an unscarred uterus before labour. This is an exceptional case that we observe for the first time in our unit.