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Advanced Abdominal Pregnancy: A Case Report of Good Maternal and Perinatal Outcome

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587–9

ABSTRACT

Advanced abdominal pregnancy is understood to mean any extra-uterine pregnancy found within the peritoneal cavity that is greater than 20 weeks gestation. Its management is one of laparotomy with varying complications including poor perinatal outcome and increased maternal morbidity and mortality. There is no accepted consensus for the complete removal of the placenta at laparotomy. This paper reports the management of a unique case of advanced abdominal pregnancy that was diagnosed by ultrasound at 20 weeks gestation and treated conservatively until delivery of a viable female neonate at 33 weeks and 4 days by elective laparotomy. At the time of laparotomy, the placenta was removed completely with good maternal outcome. This, to the best of our knowledge, is the first case in the West Indian literature documenting complete removal of the placenta at the time of laparotomy with good maternal outcome.

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e-Published: 05 Feb, 2014
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