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Failed medical termination of pregnancy associated with implantation in a non-communicating uterine horn
  1. Helen Bradshaw, MB ChB, MRCOG, Specialist Registrar and
  2. Peter Stewart, FRCOG, Consultant
  1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK
  1. Correspondence Mr Peter Stewart, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jessop Wing, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Tree Root Walk, Sheffield S10 2SF, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 114 226 8163. Fax: +44 (0) 226 8165. E-mail: peter.stewart{at}


A failed medical termination of pregnancy at 16 weeks' gestation proved to be due to a uterine malformation. Delay in diagnosis resulted in uterine rupture and the need for an emergency laparotomy. Recommendations are made for earlier diagnosis.

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