Non-communicating Rudimentary Uterine Horn Pregnancy

  • I Upadhyaya Paropakar Maternity and Women's Hospital, Thapathali, Kathmandu

Abstract

Pregnancy in a non-communicating rudimentary horn is an extremely rare form of ectopic gestation. The rudimentary horn may or may not communicate with the uterine cavity with the majority of cases being non-communicating. The patient exhibits features of acute abdomen and carries a high risk of maternal death. Even modern scans remain elusive whereas laparatomy remains the confi rmatory procedure for the diagnosis. Because of the varied muscular constitution in the thickness and distensibility of the wall of the rudimentary horn, pregnancy is accommodated for a variable period of gestation. Here, we report three cases of pregnancy in a non-communicating rudimentary horn of the uterus in different periods of gestation, their outcome and a review of the available literature.

Keywords: Mullerian anomalies, non-communicating rudimentary horn pregnancy, surgical management.

Published
2011-12-31
How to Cite
Upadhyaya, I. (2011). Non-communicating Rudimentary Uterine Horn Pregnancy. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 51(184). https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.31
Section
Case Reports