A Rare Case of Ovarian Ectopic Pregnancy
Asian Research Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Volume 6, Issue 1,
Aims: The present case report aimed to report a rare case of ovarian ectopic pregnancy. The prevalence of ovarian ectopic pregnancy, a rare type of non-tubal ectopic pregnancy that accounts for less than 3% of all ectopic cases, is believed to range from 1:7000 to 1:70,000. It often ruptures prior to the end of the first trimester. Here, we discuss one such rare case of ovarian ectopic pregnancy.
Presentation of Case: Our patient, a 26-year-old woman, arrived with excruciating pain in the abdomen. Right ovarian ectopic pregnancy was discovered during laparotomy evaluation, but there was no evidence of embryonic cardiac activity. Only the ovary was surgically removed. A small 4 cm * 4 cm ovarian mass with impending rupture was found and removed, leaving the right ovary intact. Histopathological examination confirmed it to be an ovarian ectopic pregnancy.
Conclusion: Ovarian ectopic pregnancy is a rare variant of ectopic gestation. Diagnosis is made often at surgery and requires histologic confirmation.
- Ovarian pregnancy
- ectopic pregnancy
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