Laparoscopic management of rudimentary horn pregnancy

Hum Reprod. 1998 Sep;13(9):2643-4. doi: 10.1093/humrep/13.9.2643.


A unicornuate uterus with rudimentary horn is a rare Müllerian abnormality. This uterine anomaly may cause many gynaecological and obstetric complications, including infertility, recurrent abortions, preterm deliveries and rupture of the uterus, especially when the pregnancy implants in the rudimentary horn. To date, laparotomy has been the treatment of choice when resection of a rudimentary horn was indicated. We report on the case of a woman who benefited from laparoscopic surgery of a rudimentary horn pregnancy. Laparoscopy, in these exceptional cases, is the most accurate diagnostic tool that carries significant advantages in effective surgical management, thereby avoiding laparotomy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy
  • Mullerian Ducts / pathology*
  • Mullerian Ducts / surgery
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy, Ectopic / surgery*