Secondary abdominal pregnancy: a case report

Ezhil Arasi Nagamuthu, Syeda Sumaiya Fatima

Abstract


An ectopic pregnancy is a condition in which a fertilized egg settles and grows in any location other than the inner lining of the uterus. The vast majority of ectopic pregnancies is so-called tubal pregnancies and occurs in the Fallopian tube (98%); however, they can occur in other locations, such as the ovary, cervix, and abdominal cavity. Abdominal pregnancies represent just about 1% of ectopic pregnancies. The incidence of abdominal pregnancy   ranges between 1:10000 pregnancies and 1:30000 pregnancies.Maternal mortality and morbidity are also very high especially if the condition is not diagnosed and managed appropriately. Abdominal pregnancy at term with a healthy viable fetus is therefore an extremely rare condition hence we present a case of abdominal pregnancy for publication.


Keywords


Abdominal pregnancy, Placenta, Amenorrhea

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