Ruptured rudimentary horn of the unicornuate uterus at 16 weeks of pregnancy: a case report

Sunil Kumar K S, Laxmi Vijay Yaliwal, Apurva Amarnath, Prajna Anchan


Pregnancy in the rudimentary horn of the uterus is a rare form of ectopic pregnancy; most of the cases were being diagnosed at laparotomy for haemorrhagic shock due to rupture when the patient presents in the second trimester. Pre-rupture diagnosis is possible in the early pregnancy in suspicious cases. Pregnancy in the rudimentary horn has a poor maternal and foetal outcome and 90% of them present with intraperitoneal haemorrhage in the second trimester due to rupture of the horn. We report a case of ruptured rudimentary horn pregnancy at 16weeks, in shock with severe anaemia. Excision of the rudimentary horn with right salpingectomy was done.


Unicornuate uterus, Rudimentary horn pregnancy, Prerupture diagnosis

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