Laparoscopic resection of unruptured rudimentary horn pregnancy

Deepti Sharma, M. G. Usha, Ramesh Gaikwad, S. Sudha


A non communicating rudimentary horn is an uncommon site for ectopic pregnancy. Rudimentary horn pregnancy is a rare entity but associated with grave clinical consequences. Majority of these cases if not detected timely end up in uterine rupture and present as an obstetrical emergency. We present this case of a 32 years old, third gravida with a 12 weeks live gestation in the right rudimentary horn, which was successfully managed with laparoscopic resection. Early diagnosis is the key stone in the management of such cases. Laparoscopic resection is a safe and viable option in the surgical management of unruptured rudimentary horn pregnancy.


Laparoscopy, Rudimentary horn pregnancy, RHP

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