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Ruptured rudimentary horn at 22 weeks

Hansa Dhar

Abstract


Rudimentary horn is a developmental anomaly of the uterus. Pregnancy in a noncommunicating rudimentary horn is very difficult to diagnose before it ruptures. A case of undiagnosed rudimentary horn pregnancy at 22 weeks presented to Nizwa regional referral hospital in shock with features of acute abdomen. Chances of rupture in first or second trimester are increased with catastrophic haemorrhage leading to increased maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Management of such cases is a challenge till today due to diagnostic dilemma. Expertise in ultrasonography and early resort to surgical management is life saving in such cases.

Keywords: Acute abdomen, collapse, haemoperitoneum, mullerian anomalies, rudimentary horn

Nigerian Medical Journal | Vol. 53 | Issue 3 | July-September | 2012



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