JOURNAL ARTICLE

Molar cornual ectopic pregnancy

Nikki B Zite, Gary H Lipscomb, Keith Merrill
Obstetrics and Gynecology 2002, 99 (5): 891-2
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BACKGROUND: Few cases of ectopic molar pregnancies have been reported. We present one such case of a molar cornual pregnancy.

CASE: A woman at 12 weeks' gestation by last menstrual period presented with ultrasound evidence of a molar pregnancy and a surgical abdomen. Diagnostic laparoscopy revealed a large amount of free intraperitoneal blood. Laparotomy revealed villous-appearing tissue with numerous fluid-filled cysts erupting from the posterior aspect of the right uterine cornu. A cornual resection was performed, followed by a suction dilation and curettage (D&C). The pathologic findings from the cornual resection were consistent with a partial molar pregnancy, while the material from the suction D&C demonstrated no villi or trophoblastic tissue.

CONCLUSION: A molar cornual ectopic pregnancy is presented.

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