Obstetrics/GynecologyCASE REPORT

Intact Cornual Ectopic Pregnancy and Dermoid Cyst With Intraoperative Rupture

Daniel Martingano, DO, and Francis X. Martingano, MD
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Accepted: October 12, 2015

Published: May 1, 2016

J Osteopath Med; 116(5): 316-319

Of ectopic pregnancies encountered in clinical practice, more than 95% are located within the fallopian tube, and 2% to 4% are cornual. A cornual ectopic pregnancy is a serious clinical condition and poses diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Thus, understanding the clinical course and treatment options is essential. The authors describe the case of a 29-year-old woman who presented to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The patient was suspected of having a cornual pregnancy, and a dermoid cyst had been detected during routine ultrasonography. In the absence of maternal symptoms, the clinical scenario is potentially dangerous and must be treated promptly and efficiently to decrease morbidity and mortality.

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