Heterotopic Pregnancy with Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery at 36 Weeks and Laparotomy at Term - A Case Report

Chisara C Umezurike, Paul A Feyi-Waboso

Abstract

Heterotopic pregnancy, although rare, is occurring more frequently because of an increase in genital infection and the escalating use of new reproductive technologies in infertility patients. The case of a 30-year-old para 2+1prophetess is presented. She had a spontaneous vaginal delivery at term. Persistent abdominal pain and distension led to suspicion of heterotopic pregnancy. This was confirmed by ultrasonography. Laparotomy revealed a macerated fetus in the peritoneal cavity. The purpose of this report is to sensitise practitioners about the reality and existence of the condition. (Afr J Reprod Health 2005; 9[1]: 162-165)

 

Keywords: Infertility, infection, laparotomy, pregnancy, heterotopic

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