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Non-communicating Rudimentary Horn Pregnancy—A Rare Clinical Scenario

Darpan Bansal, Parminder Kaur, Surat Kaur

Keywords : Ectopic pregnancy, Laparotomy, Rudimentary horn, Suspicion index, Unicornuate uterus

Citation Information : Bansal D, Kaur P, Kaur S. Non-communicating Rudimentary Horn Pregnancy—A Rare Clinical Scenario. Curr Trends Diagn Treat 2018; 2 (1):41-43.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10055-0035

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Published Online: 01-06-2018

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Background: Unicornuate uterus with pregnancy in a rudimentary horn is a rare clinical entity with an incidence of 1 in 76000. Its diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion as it can be very easily missed during a routine ultrasound scan. Management involves laparoscopically or open resection of the rudimentary horn and ipsilateral fallopian tube. Case report: We present a case of a 28-year old female with pain abdomen and history of intake of abortion pills twice and previous history of normal vaginal delivery. Initial ultrasound scans from remote centers were normal. After a thorough clinical examination, patient was again subjected to a final scan which revealed ectopic pregnancy. A definitive diagnosis of leftrudimentary horn pregnancy was made during laparotomy and resection of a rudimentary horn with ipsilateral salpingooopherectomy was done. Conclusion: Diagnosis of the rudimentary horn is a challenge. Early diagnosis is necessary to decrease maternal morbidity and mortality.

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