Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock

: 2009  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 196--198

Abdominal pregnancy as a cause of hemoperitoneum

Sheikh Muzamil Shafi, Misbha Afsheen Malla, Parvaiz Ahmed Salaam, Omer Shareef Kirmani 
 Postgraduate Department of Surgery, SMHS Hospital, Srinagar, India

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Sheikh Muzamil Shafi
Postgraduate Department of Surgery, SMHS Hospital, Srinagar

The coexistence of intrauterine and extrauterine pregnancy, the heterotopic pregnancy, is a rare obstetric phenomenon. The preoperative diagnosis of this condition is very difficult; leading to a higher maternal morbidity and fetal loss. We experienced a case of intrauterine pregnancy and ruptured abdominal pregnancy implanted on the illeocaecal region in a 26-year-old primiparous woman. She was clinically misdiagnosed as a case of ruptured ectopic pregnancy, but ultrasonography showed it to be a case of heterotopic pregnancy. Subsequently, the patient was subjected to laparotomy and the ruptured abdominal pregnancy was evacuated. She continued with the intrauterine pregnancy till term and delivered a healthy female baby. Although this condition is unusual, any general surgeon in the emergency department must be aware of this complication and its management, which is often initially misdiagnosed.

How to cite this article:
Shafi SM, Malla MA, Salaam PA, Kirmani OS. Abdominal pregnancy as a cause of hemoperitoneum.J Emerg Trauma Shock 2009;2:196-198

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Shafi SM, Malla MA, Salaam PA, Kirmani OS. Abdominal pregnancy as a cause of hemoperitoneum. J Emerg Trauma Shock [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Jul 13 ];2:196-198
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