Bladder and Uterine Rupture                  Orient Journal of Medicine                      Vol 33[3-4] Jul-Dec, 2021

Simultaneous Bladder and Uterine Rupture Secondary to Poor Management of Labour by A Traditional Birth Attendant: A Case Report
Mojeed O MOMOH1
Christopher C AFFUSIM2
Tijani IA OSENI2
Neba F FUH3
Bolanle T ADEWUYI3

Department of Obstetrics &Gynaecology,
Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua Edo State, NIGERIA

Department of Family Medicine,
Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma Edo State, NIGERIA

3Family Medicine Department
Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital Irrua, Edo State NIGERIA

4African Redemption Clinic
Igarra, Edo State NIGERIA

Author for Correspondence
Department of Family Medicine
Ambrose Alli University
Ekpoma, Edo State NIGERIA

Phone:  +324 803 628 1897
Email: <> <>.

Received: July 14th, 2020
Accepted: October 10th, 2020

Authors declare no competing interest

Nigeria has one of the highest maternal morbidity and mortality globally. Poor health seeking behaviour and lack of adequate training among most Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA) are major contributors to our poor health indices.  Uterine rupture is a major obstetric complication with significant morbidity and mortality. Uterine rupture occurring simultaneously with bladder rupture is rare. A major risk factor in our environment is failure to recognise high risk pregnancies as well as unsupervised labour.  We report a case of an unbooked 34-year-old G5P4+0 trader at 39 weeks’ gestation who was referred from a traditional birth attendant with simultaneous bladder and uterine rupture. 

Key words:
Bladder rupture, Uterine rupture, Rupture, Traditional, Quackery