RECURRENT ABDOMINAL PREGNANCY: A RARE OCCURRENCE AND LITERATURE REVIEW
*Bello S., Ukwu AE., Burodo AT., Shehu CE., Augie UI., Tori HM., Garba JA. and Nnadi DC.
Abdominal pregnancy is a very uncommon type of ectopic gestation but is associated with grave maternal and fetal outcomes. Its diagnosis and management presents a challenge to the physician and usually requires a high index of suspicion. We report a rare case of recurrent abdominal pregnancy twice in succession in the same patient. Bleeding per vaginam and persistent abdominal pain were the main presenting symptoms. At laparotomy, there was an intact gestational sac containing a demised fetus and a fistula on the anterior wall of the uterus which was repaired. Ignorance, poverty and poor health seeking behavior were the reasons for late presentation.
Keywords: abdominal pregnancy, recurrence, fistula, Nigeria.
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