secondary abdominal pregnancy


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sec·on·dar·y ab·dom·i·nal preg·nan·cy

a condition in which the embryo or fetus continues to grow in the abdominal cavity after its expulsion from the fallopian tube or other seat of its primary development.
Synonym(s): abdominocyesis (2)

sec·on·dar·y ab·dom·i·nal preg·nan·cy

(sek'ŏn-dar-ē ab-dom'i-năl preg'năn-sē)
A condition in which the embryo or fetus continues to grow in the abdominal cavity after its expulsion from the uterine tube or other seat of its primary development.
Synonym(s): abdominocyesis (2) .
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Allen (2007) (5) et al reported a case of secondary abdominal pregnancy after rupture of one horn of Bicornuate uterus.
An unusual haemoperitoneum secondary abdominal pregnancy.
On further exploration secondary abdominal pregnancy was diagnosed originating from ruptured right tubal ectopic pregnancy and right ovary was adherent to the sac.
In contrast, secondary abdominal pregnancy occurs following an extra uterine pregnancy that ruptures and gets reimplanted within the abdomen with the evidence of tubal or ovarian damage.
Hence from present study it can be concluded that spontaneous conception can also end in pregnancy in broad ligament which is a type of secondary abdominal pregnancy and in cases presenting with mild abdominal pain & discomfort possibility of secondary abdominal pregnancy should be ruled out.
Here we report a rare case of heterotopic pregnancy with quintuplets which continued as secondary abdominal pregnancy.