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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 86-87

Broad ligament pregnancy: A report of two cases

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Zaria, Nigeria
2 Department of Radiology Aminu Kano University Teaching Hospital Kano, Nigeria
3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Federal Medical Centre Katsina, Nigeria
4 Department of Radiology Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria

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M A Abdul
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria
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DOI: 10.4103/1596-3519.55674

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Broad ligament pregnancy is a rare event and diagnosis is often late in our setting. Two multiparous women in early thirties presented for routine antenatal care. Routine ultrasonography revealed midtrimester abdominal pregnancies. Broad ligament pregnancy was diagnosed in both cases at laparotomy and both had excision of pregnancy and salpingo-ophorectomy with satisfactory recovery. Ultrasonography is a useful tool in the early diagnosis of abdominal pregnancy in our environment. Routine ultrasonography in pregnancy is advocated in our setting.

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