Intractable Rare Dis Res. 2015;4(2):105-107. (DOI: 10.5582/irdr.2015.01006)

Abdominal pregnancy: Methods of hemorrhage control.

Kunwar S, KhanT, Srivastava K


Abdominal pregnancy is an extremely rare form of ectopic pregnancy, mostly occurring secondarily after tubal rupture or abortion with secondary implantation anywhere in the peritoneal cavity. Massive intra-abdominal hemorrhage is a life threatening complication associated with secondary abdominal pregnancy. Various methods and techniques have been reported in the literature for controlling hemorrhage. Here, we report a case of massive intraperitoneal haemorrhage following placental removal controlled by abdominal packing and review the literature for diagnostic and management challenges.

KEYWORDS: Abdominal pregnancy, abdominal packing, intraperitoneal packing

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