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Obstetrics and Gynaecology (East Africa); Pathology (East Africa)


Ovarian pregnancy is a rare variant of ectopic gestation.The diagnosis is often made at surgery and requires histological confirmation. The condition has not been reported locally and its diagnosis is easily missed. A case of an ovarian ectopic pregnancy in a 41year old para 1+ 1with secondary infertility is reported. The patient presented with lower abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding at six weeks gestation with a semm B-hCG of 79.12mlU/L. An ultrasound showed a complex left adnexal mass. She underwent a diagnostic and operative laparoscopy. A left oophorectomy was performed due to difficulty in achieving haemostasis.


East African Medical Journal

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