Perforated uterus

Case report and review of literature

  • Justus W Ngatia Kenyatta University
Keywords: erforated uterus, Dilatation and Curettage (D&C), Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA)


Early pregnancy failure is a major health problem worldwide which occurs in 15-20% of pregnancies. During evacuation, uterine perforation is a potential complication. Careful post-evacuation follow-up helps in early detection of perforation. Perforation often requires laparotomy or laparoscopy to repair the defect and evaluate for injury to adjacent organs. Our patient had pregnancy loss at 12 weeks and uterine perforation during a dilatation and curettage procedure. She had laparotomy, evacuation through the perforation site and uterine repair with good outcome.

Author Biography

Justus W Ngatia, Kenyatta University

Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist, Lecturer