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Case Studies | Obstetrics and Gynecology | India | Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023
Ectopic Pregnancy at an Unusual Site: A Cornual Ectopic Pregnancy - A Case Report
Dr. Shirish Salunke | Dr. Binay Mitra | Dr. Rohin Kumar
Abstract: Background: Ectopic pregnancy is a condition where gestation sac is located outside the uterine cavity; it represents a serious hazard to a woman?s health & reproductive potential in early pregnancy, which requiring prompt recognition and early aggressive intervention.When the fertilized egg attaches itself outside in place other than inside the uterus (It is the consequence of an abnormal implantation of the blastocyst). A cornual pregnancy is an ectopic pregnancy that develops in the interstitial portion of the fallopian tube invading through the uterine wall. As myometrium is more distensible fallopian tube cornual pregnancies often rupture later than other tubal pregnancies. Cornual pregnancy is rare and carries grave consequences to both mother and fetus. Here a case report has been presented where the patient was admitted in Zonal Military Hospital, Jammu. The case was presented with bleeding per vaginum for 3days at first trimester referred from peripheral field hospital with ultrasound suggestive of right sided cornual pregnancy of nine weeks. The need for clinical suspicion and role of ultrasonography, anesthesia and laparoscopic guided suction & evacuation done followed by ultrasound guided suction & evacuation done. However, with the advancement and expertise in the field of radiology and early diagnosis can be made which can contribute towards more conservative management of such cases.
Keywords: Cornual pregnancy, Laparoscopy, Ectopic pregnancy, Ultrasonography
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023,
Pages: 635 - 638