(Abstracted from Am J Obstet Gynecol 2018;219:109.e1–109.e8)
Complete uterine rupture is a relatively rare complication that is associated with a catastrophic outcome for both the mother and offspring. There are few large studies powered to examine both severe maternal and infant outcome after complete ruptures because of this complication's rarity and also because of the use of international diagnostic codes that do not differentiate between the less catastrophic partial rupture and more catastrophic complete uterine rupture.
Women and Children's Division (I.A.-Z.) and Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Women's Health (I.A.-Z., S.V.), Rikshospitalet, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo; Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen (A.K.D.); Medical Birth Registry of Norway, Norwegian Institute of Public Health (A.K.D.), Bergen; and Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo (S.V.), Norway