Ruptured ectopic pregnancy in rudimentary horn of the uterus

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2007 Feb;17(2):105-6.


Rudimentary horn is one of the rarest congenital uterine anomalies and consists of a relatively normal appearing uterus on one side with a rudimentary horn on the other side. It is difficult to diagnose before surgery and hazardous to maternal life as rupture of pregnant horn result in severe hemoperitoneum. Case of rudimentary horn pregnancy is reported in a lady with history of habitual abortion and signs and symptoms of acute adnexal pathology. Exploratory laparotomy revealed ruptured rudimentary horn pregnancy. Excision of accessory horn was done.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen, Acute
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Hemoperitoneum*
  • Humans
  • Mullerian Ducts / abnormalities*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy, Ectopic*
  • Uterine Diseases / congenital
  • Uterine Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Uterine Rupture / etiology*