n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Advanced abdominal pregnancy and preeclampsia : a case report and literature review : case report




Extracted from text ... CASE REPORT Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum - August 2003 22 Advanced abdominal pregnancy and preeclampsia: a case report and literature review Introduction Advanced abdominal pregnancy is a rare form of extra-uterine pregnancy, representing 1,6% of ectopic pregnancies.1 An abdominal pregnancy is defined as an ectopic pregnancy that implants in the peritoneal cavity; tubal, ovarian and intraligamentary pregnancies are excluded. 2 The earliest description of an advanced abdominal pregnancy was recorded by an Arab surgeon in 1000AD. In 1500, a Swiss pig farmer performed a laparotomy on his wife, and both mother and baby survived. The incidence varies between 1 in 402 to 1 in 50 200 deliveries in developing countries, and 1 ..


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