Case report. Laparoscopic management of rudimentary horn pregnancy
Authors: Dicker, D; Nitke, S; Shoenfeld, A; Fish, B; Meizner, I; Ben-Rafael, Z
Source: Human Reproduction, Volume 13, Number 9, September 1998 , pp. 2643-2644(2)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:A unicornuate uterus with rudimentary horn is a rare Müllerian abnormality. This uterine anomaly may cause many gynaecological and obstetric complications, including infertility, recurrent abortions, preterm deliveries and rupture of the uterus, especially when the pregnancy implants in the rudimentary horn. To date, laparotomy has been the treatment of choice when resection of a rudimentary horn was indicated. We report on the case of a woman who benefited from laparoscopic surgery of a rudimentary horn pregnancy. Laparoscopy, in these exceptional cases, is the most accurate diagnostic tool that carries significant advantages in effective surgical management, thereby avoiding laparotomy.
Key words:ectopic pregnancy/Müllerian anomalies/operative laparoscopy/rudimentary horn/unicornuate uterus
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Corresponding author at: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva 49100, Israel
Publication date: September 1998
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