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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2009;52(4):465-469.
Published online April 1, 2009.
Cornual pregnancy diagnosed at 9 weeks of atypical ultrasonographic findings.
Ae Li Ryu, Yun Sook Kim, Seong Taek Mun, Seob Jeon, Seung Do Choi, Jae Gun Sunwoo, Dong Han Bae
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Soonchunhyang, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Chunan Hospital, Chunan, Korea. drsook@schca.ac.kr
Abstract
A cornual pregnancy occurs when the conceptus implants at the cornus of the uterus which is the junction between the fallopian tube and uterine cavity. Cornual pregnancy is a rare form of ectopic pregnancy and its diagnosis is difficult. It accounts for 2 to 4% of tubal pregnancy and rupture usually occurs between 8 weeks and 16 weeks of gestation. The rich vascularity in this location makes the rupture particularly dangerous, resulting in higher maternal mortality. We have experienced a case of unruptured cornual pregnancy at 9 weeks of atypical ultrasonographic findings, which was hourglass appearance. We present this case with a brief review of the literature.
Key Words: Cornual pregncncy, Atypical ultrasonographic findings


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