r 15 years. In a study from South- Eastern Nigeria, even though the majority of the women were lost to follow-up over the years; of the five women that were successfully followed up, only two (40%) had subsequent childbirth [35] .

The main factors implicated in the resulting infertility were tubal in nature. This could be due to formation of peritubal, peri-ovarian, perifimbrial adhesions, and pre-existing tubal disease that resulted in the abdominal pregnancy in the first instance.

Outcome with abdominal pregnancy can be good for the baby and mother, Lampe described an abdominal pregnancy baby and her mother who were well more than 22 years after surgery [36] .

5. Conclusions

Abdominal pregnancy can be successfully managed with little or no long-term complication for the mother. A high index of suspicion, accurate pre-operative diagnosis and availability of blood transfusion services can further improve the outcome.

More studies with higher sample size and longer follow-up are required to study fertility after abdominal pregnancy.

Cite this paper

Augustine Ochigbo Ojabo,Samuel Kuma Hembah-Hilekaan,Onyemocho Audu,Ehiagwina Andrew Okoh,Nwoyi Otu Oka, (2015) Outcome of Management of 5 Cases of Abdominal Pregnancies. Open Access Library Journal,02,1-7. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1101643

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