Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 274, Issue 5, pp 325–326

Rupture of rudimentary uterine horn pregnancy at 37 weeks gestation with fetal survival

  • Kalpana Pal
  • Subrata Majumdar
  • Sambit Mukhopadhyay
Case Report

Abstract

Pregnancy in rudimentary uterine horn is rare and associated with maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity. This patient presented with unexplained abdominal pain antenataly. Laparotomy for suspected abruption at 37 weeks revealed ruptured rudimentary horn with placenta accreta. A subtotal hemihysterectomy was performed. The result was fetal salvage in good condition.

Keywords

Ruptured rudimentary horn pregnancy Uterine rupture Fetal salvage following ruptured rudimentary horn pregnancy Placenta percreta Mullerian anomaly 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kalpana Pal
    • 1
  • Subrata Majumdar
    • 1
  • Sambit Mukhopadhyay
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyNorfolk and Norwich University HospitalNorwichUK

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