�Near Miss� Maternal Mortality: Second Trimester Uterine and Intestinal Rupture Following Blunt Trauma
“Near Miss” Maternal Mortality: Second Trimester Uterine and Intestinal Rupture Following Blunt Trauma
Trauma is a leading cause of deaths globally and the main killer of adolescents and young adults. International disparities exist with, approximately 74% of road accident deaths occurring in developing countries. Vulnerable groups include pedestrians, individuals traveling in informal mass transit vehicles and those in motorized and non-motorized two-wheeled vehicles. Although males are more likely to die in road accidents than females, motor vehicle accidents are the most significant contributor to trauma-related maternal mortality.