Ruptured ovarian ectopic pregnancy in a primigravid woman: A case report


Background: Ovarian ectopic pregnancy (EP) is one of the rare forms of EP. The use of intrauterine devices and assisted reproduction techniques are among the most important risk factors for ovarian EP. Clinical signs are usually menopause, abdominal pain, and vaginal bleeding. Definitive diagnosis of ovarian EP before its rupture remains a serious challenge and, in most cases, it is diagnosed after rupture when medical treatment has no place and surgery becomes necessary.

Case Presentation: Here, we report a 35-yr-old primigravida woman referred to Shahid Sadoughi hospital, Yazd, Iran with abdominal pain and sudden loss of consciousness. An initial evaluation was done and she underwent laparotomy.

Conclusion: The preferred treatment for ovarian EP is to surgically remove the gestational sac and preserve as much ovarian tissue as possible. However, some cases, like ours, need a complete or partial oophorectomy.

Key words: Ectopic pregnancy, Pregnancy, Ovarian, Laparotomy.

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