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Laparoscopic resection of unruptured rudimentary horn pregnancy

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Journal of Gynecological Endoscopy and Surgery

Source : Journal of Gynecological Endoscopy and Surgery, Volume 2, Number 2, p.101-104 (2011)

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Keywords : adult, article, bleeding, case report, early diagnosis, ectopic pregnancy, female, first trimester pregnancy, human, laparoscopic surgery, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, round ligament of uterus, rudimentary horn pregnancy, uterine blood vessel, uterine tube, vasopressin

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Year : 2011

Abstract : A non-communicating rudimentary horn is an uncommon site for ectopic pregnancy. Rudimentary horn pregnancy (RHP) is a rare entity but associated with grave clinical consequences. Majority of these cases if not detected timely end up in uterine rupture and present as an obstetrical emergency. We present this case of a 32-year-old, third gravida with a 12 weeks live gestation in the right rudimentary horn, which was successfully managed with laparoscopic resection. Early diagnosis is the key stone in the management of such cases. Laparoscopic resection is a safe and viable option in the surgical management of unruptured RHP.

Cite this Research Publication : D. Sharma, Usha, M. G., Gaikwad, R., and Sudha, S., “Laparoscopic resection of unruptured rudimentary horn pregnancy”, Journal of Gynecological Endoscopy and Surgery, vol. 2, pp. 101-104, 2011.

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