Full term secondary abdominal pregnancy in a Jehovah’s witness: A case report


We describe a rare case of full term abdominal pregnancy in a Jehovah’s witness patient; she underwent laparotomy successfully without blood transfusion. Despite their belief regarding transfusion, Jehovah’s witnesses may not necessarily have a higher morbidity or mortality rate following a complex obstetric surgery as seen in the present case.

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Nwosu, B. , Igwegbe, A. , Eleje, G. , Ugboaja, J. , Etoniru, I. , Egwuonwu, O. and Okor, L. (2012) Full term secondary abdominal pregnancy in a Jehovah’s witness: A case report. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 1, 19-22. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2012.12006.

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