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CASE REPORT
Primary omental pregnancy
  1. Swee Lin Yip1,2,
  2. Wei Keat Tan2,
  3. Lay Kok Tan3
  1. 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
  2. 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
  3. 3Singapore General Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
  1. Correspondence to Dr Swee Lin Yip, sweelin.yip{at}mohh.com.sg

Summary

We present a case of primary omental ectopic pregnancy in a 31-year-old woman which was discovered intraoperatively during a diagnostic laparoscopy and subsequently removed via mini-laparotomy. We emphasise the rarity of this diagnosis, and the importance of careful inspection of the abdominal cavity including the omentum should an ectopic pregnancy be suspected when bilateral fallopian tubes and ovaries appear normal during surgical exploration.

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  • Contributors YSL had direct involvement in the care of the patient and follow-up as part of the primary care team; recognition of the rarity of the presenting case; initialising the case write-up; gathering information regarding the case and background research regarding the diagnoses; drafting, revising, editing and formatting of the manuscript; and in the approval of the final manuscript to be published as well as in being accountable for all aspects of the work. TWK had direct involvement in the care of the patient and follow-up as part of the primary care team; recognition of the rarity of the presenting case; initialising the case write-up; gathering information regarding the case and background research regarding the diagnoses; revising, editing and formatting of the manuscript; and in the approval of the final manuscript to be published as well as in being accountable for all aspects of the work. TLK had direct involvement in the care of the patient and follow-up as the consultant in charge of the patient; recognition of the rarity of the presenting case; reviewing the literature review of the case and supporting the idea of the write-up of this case; supervising the case-write up and critically revising the completed manuscript and in the approval of the final manuscript to be published as well as in being accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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