Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences

Document Type: Case Report(s)


Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ghaem Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran


Uterine rupture often occurs in the third trimester of pregnancy or during labor. Its occurrence in early pregnancy and in the absence of any predisposing factors is very rare. Untimely diagnosis and a low index of suspicion could be life-threatening. Here we report the case of a 29-year-old woman with a history of two previous cesarean sections. An ultrasound report revealed a dead fetus in the abdominal cavity at 14 weeks into the abdominal cavity due to a rupture at the site of the previous cesarean scar. Awareness of probable diagnosis of uterine rupture in a pregnant woman with abdominal pain could be important for timely diagnosis and proper management.