DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20150116

A rare case of broad ligament pregnancy diagnosed at 36 weeks of gestation incidentally during laparotomy

Satyajit Jena, Sushree Jagadeb, Jagannath Mishra, Subhashree Rout

Abstract


Pregnancy in the broad ligament is a rare form of ectopic abdominal pregnancy with a high risk of maternal mortality. Ultrasound examination may help in the early diagnosis but mostly the diagnosis is established during surgery. We are reporting a case of broad ligament pregnancy diagnosed incidentally during laparotomy. She had uneventful postoperative recovery.  


Keywords


Broad ligament, Laparotomy

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