Emergency hysterectomy for a ruptured intramural ectopic pregnancy: A case report

  • U.R. Yahaya
  • E. Dase
  • A.I. Lawan
Keywords: Emergency hysterectomy; intramural ectopic pregnancy; ruptured uterus.


Intramural ectopic pregnancy is usually complicated by uterine rupture requiring emergency laparotomy and appropriate intervention. The  diagnosis poses a serious challenge and the type of surgical intervention required depends on the hemodynamic status and the extent of damage to the uterus. A 38‑year‑old gravida 3, Para 2, abortion 0, who had an emergency hysterectomy due to a ruptured intramural pregnancy with massive hemoperitoneum. Pre‑operative ultrasound was suggestive of the diagnosis which was confirmed by operative findings and histopathology report on the specimens. Intravenous infusion of normal saline, blood transfusion and emergency hysterectomy is essential for prevention of maternal mortality in intramural pregnancy complicated by uterine rupture.

Key words: Emergency hysterectomy; intramural ectopic pregnancy; ruptured uterus.


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