Blunt Abdominal Trauma with Ruptured 16-Week Cornual Ectopic Pregnancy

Vorhies, Robert W.; Waswick, William A.; Delmore, James E.; Dort, Jonathan M.; Shaw, John W.
June 2004
American Surgeon;Jun2004, Vol. 70 Issue 6, p559
Academic Journal
Trauma is the leading cause of nonobstetric morbidity and mortality in pregnancy. Care of the pregnant trauma patient is well documented in the medical literature; however, little has been written about the management of trauma patients with ectopic or cornual pregnancy. Herein, we report the previously undocumented occurrence of a traumatic rupture of a cornual ectopic pregnancy. The use of trauma ultrasound, computerized tomography, as well as obstetrical evaluation prevented an imminent life-threatening complication of this patient's pregnancy.


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