Third-trimester rudimentary horn pregnancy: A case report

Serdar H. 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
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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