Perinatology.  2019 Sep;30(3):171-174. 10.14734/PN.2019.30.3.171.

Repetitive Spontaneous Uterine Rupture in the First Trimester after Laparoscopic Myomectomy: A Case Report and Review of Literature

  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea.
  • 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea.


Uterine rupture during pregnancy is one of the most life-threating complications to both mother and fetus. Uterine rupture after myomectomy generally occurs in the third trimester or during labor, therefore, uterine rupture in the first trimester is a very rare complication. Laparoscopic myomectomy scores over laparotomy in several parts. However, the possibility of uterine rupture in the following pregnancies should not be underestimated. We present a case of repetitive spontaneous uterine rupture in the first trimester (7 weeks and 10 weeks) and discuss strategies to prevent uterine rupture following laparoscopic myomectomy.


Uterine rupture; Uterine myomectomy; Laparoscopic surgery; Pregnancy trimester, first
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