Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2010 Jun;53(6):531-534. 10.5468/kjog.2010.53.6.531.

A case of ectopic pregnancy after total hysterectomy

  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jcshin@catholic.ac.kr


Ectopic pregnancy after total hysterectomy is a very rare event and this could be the reason for the delay in diagnosis. We report a case of a ruptured tubal pregnancy occurred after hysterectomy and diagnosed by ultrasonography, computed tomography, and laparoscopy. A 37-year-old woman visited our emergency department for evaluation of abdominal pain, 31 days after total abdominal hysterectomy. Ultrasonography and computed tomography scan showed a cystic mass on the right adnexa and a large amount of fluid collection in the pelvic cavity. The patient's urine pregnancy test was positive. Laparoscopic findings revealed a ruptured right tubal pregnancy with hemoperitoneum. Ectopic pregnancy should be included in the differential diagnosis of a patient, even after total hysterectomy has been performed.


Ectopic pregnancy; Tubal pregnancy; Hysterectomy
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