International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

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International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

2021, Vol. 4 Issue 4, Part APages: 01-03

Abdominal ectopic pregnancy still a diagnostic dilemma: A case report

Ilikannu SO, Dunsin TO, Jombo SE, Agadaga DI, Onyeoji CP and Uwuigbe AO
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ABSTRACT
Abdominal pregnancy is a very rare occurrence; however it poses great diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. We present a 30 year old unbooked G4P2+1(1alive) lady who was referred following failed attempt at both medical and surgical management of ultrasound scan confirmed intra uterine missed miscarriage at 17 weeks. She had multiple doses of vaginal misoprostol with no appreciable cervical changes, necessitating a suspicion of extrauterine gestation. A repeat TVS was done that showed abdominal pregnancy. She had exploratory laparotomy with finding of abdominal ectopic pregnancy with an intact amniotic sac located over the right adnexa with extension into the pouch of Douglas and the placenta attached to the jejunum all covered by omentum.
Abdominal ectopic pregnancy still remains a diagnostic challenge despite availability of ultrasound. High index of clinical suspicion and early management with a multidisciplinary team is necessary to avert maternal morbidity and mortality.
How to cite this article:
Ilikannu SO, Dunsin TO, Jombo SE, Agadaga DI, Onyeoji CP, Uwuigbe AO. Abdominal ectopic pregnancy still a diagnostic dilemma: A case report. Int J Clin Diagn Pathol 2021;4(4):01-03. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2021.v4.i3a.413
International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology