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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 300-304

Live birth after laparotomy for ruptured heterotopic cornual and intrauterine twin gestation in a spontaneous cycle: A case report and literature review


1 Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
2 Department of Nursing, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

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Opeyemi O Ojo
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/1115-2613.278858

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BACKGROUND: Heterotopic pregnancy is the coexistence of an intrauterine and extrauterine gestation. It is a rare occurrence especially in a natural conception. Its incidence is however increasing with the advent of assisted reproductive techniques. CASE PRESENTATION: A rare case of triplet heterotopic cornual gestation involving twin intrauterine and a cornual gestation in a spontaneous conception. She presented with an acute abdomen and she had laparotomy with cornual resection. The intrauterine pregnancy remained uneventful till term. CONCLUSION: Heterotopic pregnancy is a life threatening condition. Management with laparotomy can result in the survival of the intrauterine gestation till term without adverse outcome.


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