Ruptured cornual ectopic pregnancy: a case report


  • Arti Sharma Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ESI Hospital, Okhla, New Delhi, India
  • Dipika Singh Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ESI Hospital, Okhla, New Delhi, India
  • Sarika Verma Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ESI Hospital, Okhla, New Delhi, India



Cornual pregnancy, Ectopic pregnancy, Ruptured cornual pregnancy


A cornual gestation is one of the most hazardous and life-threatening type of ectopic pregnancy with a mortality rate of 2-5 times higher than other ectopic pregnancies. Because of the myometrium stretch ability, they usually present late around 7-12 weeks of gestation. Thus, the diagnosis and treatment of such cases become challenging. In the case of ruptured cornual ectopic pregnancy, the patient usually presents with hemodynamic instability. Presenting a case report of a 28-year-old female who presented to the labour room of ESI hospital, Okhla, New Delhi at 12 weeks of pregnancy in a state of shock. A provisional diagnosis of ruptured cornual ectopic was made based on clinical examination and ultrasound report. Resuscitation followed by emergency laparotomy done as a life-saving procedure for the patient. Ruptured cornual ectopic needs urgent intervention and multidisciplinary approach. However, with the advancement and expertise in the field of radiology and early diagnosis can be made which can contribute towards more conservative management of such cases.


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