Advanced secondary abdominal pregnancy: a case report
Background: Abdominal pregnancy, although a rare condition, has life-threatening consequences. This case report aims to expose the clinical and diagnostic challenges encountered in its management. We report a case of a 28-year-old gravida 2, para 1 woman, 35 weeks pregnant, who presented to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital with generalised abdominal pain and an ultrasound indicating a major-degree placenta previa.
A repeat ultrasound assessment identified a viable abdominal pregnancy with the placenta attached to the uterine fundus. An emergency hysterectomy was done on account of a massive haemorrhage after the delivery of a live female foetus.