Confirmation of posterior uterine rupture in the second trimester by magnetic resonance imaging

Intrapartum uterine rupture is a life-threating and rare complication of pregnancy which seldom occurs in the second trimester. Typically, the diagnosis is made using ultrasound; however, magnetic resonance imaging can provide certain advantages in the emergent setting. We present a unique case of a posterior uterine rupture confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging involving the unscarred posterior uterine wall in a 20-year-old gravid female with two previous cesarean-sections.

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Priya G. Sharma, MD, Department of Radiology, Division of Pediatric Radiology, University of Florida Gainesville, PO Box 100374, Gainesville, FL 32610-0374, USA. Tel.: +1 352 265 0291; Fax: +1 352 265 0881; E-mail: