Cornual ectopic pregnancy: laparoscopic management step by step

BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Mar 28:2018:bcr2017223998. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2017-223998.


Cornual (interstitial) ectopic pregnancy is an uncommon type of ectopic pregnancy which is located in the interstitial part of the fallopian tube. It accounts for 2%-4% of all ectopic pregnancies. Cornual pregnancies often pose a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge with a significant high morbidity and mortality as a result of massive intraperitoneal bleeding. A case of unruptured cornual ectopic pregnancy in a patient with abnormal uterine bleeding is reported which was successfully managed laparoscopically.

Keywords: obstetrics, gynaecology and fertility; pregnancy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Fallopian Tubes / diagnostic imaging
  • Fallopian Tubes / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy / methods*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy, Cornual / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pregnancy, Cornual / surgery*
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler / methods