Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2006 Oct;49(10):2219-2223.

A case of abdominal pregnancy confirmed by laparoscopy

  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Konyang University, Daejeon, Korea. kjkim@kyuh.co.kr


Approximately 1% of ectopic pregnancies are abdominal pregnancies and these may cause life-threatening bleeding and complications. Because of it's high maternal mortality and morbidity, early diagnosis and prompt decision making is important. But the clinical manifestation and physical examination is not specific, so early diagnosis and management is difficult. Presented here is a case of primary abdominal pregnancy. A 31-year-old woman presented with lower abdominal pain at 8 weeks of gestation. Diagnostic transvaginal ultrasound revealed large amount of peritoneal fluid, no intrauterine sac, and mass on left adnexa. Laparoscopy was performed and abdominal pregnancy on the rectal serosa was confirmed. We experienced a case of abdominal pregnancy which treated with laparoscopy without complications and present it with a review of the literature.


Ectopic pregnancy; Primary abdominal pregnancy; Laparoscopy
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