CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · AJP Rep 2024; 14(01): e91-e95
DOI: 10.1055/s-0044-1779654
Case Report

Spontaneous Heterotopic Cesarean Scar Triplet Gestation Following Uterine Ablation

Zane Frazer Aldrich
1   Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, Orlando, FL
Rena Ow
1   Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, Orlando, FL
Khyaati Modii
1   Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, Orlando, FL
Timothy O'Leary
1   Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, Orlando, FL
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Funding None.


Heterotopic triplet pregnancy, cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy, and pregnancy following uterine ablation are all rare events that confer significant morbidity including spontaneous abortion, intrauterine fetal demise, preterm labor, abnormal placentation, and uterine rupture. A woman in her 30s, G6P4014, with a history of uterine ablation presented with delayed menses and vaginal spotting with imaging showing two intrauterine pregnancies (one with cardiac activity) and one live pregnancy at the cesarean scar. The patient was extensively counseled on risk to her and to the pregnancies; treatment options were discussed including expectant management and termination of pregnancy. The patient underwent an uncomplicated dilation and curettage with bilateral salpingectomy and was discharged home the day of the procedure in stable condition. This case highlights the potential compound effect of comorbid conditions that can pose difficulty in counseling and management.

Key Points

  • Patients undergoing endometrial ablation should be carefully selected and counseled extensively on highly effective contraception.

  • Suspected cesarean scar pregnancies should be carefully evaluated early in gestation. Management should include thorough counseling and may be indivisualized.

  • Many conditions pose a significant threat to maternal health and warrant a discussion of termination, which should be widely availaible and safe for all who need and/or desire it.


Eingereicht: 04. Oktober 2023

Angenommen: 18. Oktober 2023

Artikel online veröffentlicht:
18. Februar 2024

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