Broad Ligament Pregnancy – Success Story of a Laparoscopically Managed Case QD04-QD05
Dr. Jayashree Nayar,
22-Neptune Country, Chilavanoor, Kadavanthra, Kochi-682020, Kerala, India.
Abdominal pregnancies constitute 1% of ectopic pregnancies, among which broad ligament pregnancy is a rare form. The maternal mortality rate has been reported to be as high as 20%. The diagnosis is seldom established before surgery. Laparoscopic management of broad ligament ectopic pregnancy is the ideal form of treatment in appropriately selected patients. We present the case report of successful laparoscopic treatment of a 3x3.5cm broad ligament pregnancy. A search of literature shows that ours is the 6th case report of such a rare ectopic pregnancy managed endoscopically successfully.