Third-trimester rudimentary horn pregnancy: A case report

Serdar Ural, Raul Artal

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BACKGROUND: Mullerian ducts fuse in the midline to form the uterus at about 10 weeks' gestation. Rudimentary horn pregnancies are unusual occurrences. CASE: A 34-year-old woman presented at 24 weeks' gestation for prenatal care. Rudimentary horn pregnancy was diagnosed. Shortly afterwards the patient developed an acute abdomen, followed by emergency delivery. Though the risks of complications were high, none occurred. CONCLUSION: The incidence of rudimentary horn pregnancy is 1/100,000-150,000. Surgery is the treatment of choice. The prognosis is poor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)919-921
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of reproductive medicine
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1998


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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