Case Report

A rare case of a ruptured ovarian pregnancy

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Ovarian pregnancy is a rare type of extrauterine pregnancy accounting for 1 to 3% of all extrauterine pregnancies. We report a rare case of a ruptured ovarian pregnancy. A 22 year old, gravida 2 para 1 living 1 was admitted with amenorrhea of 4 weeks and 6 days with chief complaints of severe acute lower abdomen pain. Urine pregnancy test was positive. Ultrasonogram pelvis revealed left sided ruptured adnexal mass with moderated hemoperitoneum. Laparotomy was performed and a diagnosis of ruptured ovarian pregnancy was made. Biopsy of the mass was taken which confirmed the diagnosis. Although ovarian pregnancy is rare, in any case of a ruptured ectopic pregnancy where the tubes are found to be normal on laparotomy, an ovarian pregnancy must be ruled out. Early detection and prompt diagnosis can preserve the future fertility of the woman.

Keywords: Ovary; Pregnancy; Pregnancy, Ectopic; Rupture, Spontaneous

How to Cite: Manjula, N. V. , Sundar, G. , Shetty, S. , Sujani, B. K. & Mamatha, D. (2010) “A rare case of a ruptured ovarian pregnancy”, Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1(2). doi: