Abdominal pregnancy is a potentially life-threatening form of ectopic pregnancy with a worldwide
incidence of 1:3300 to 1:10200 births. Its incidence appears to be increasing in both the
developed and developing worlds. It is associated with a high maternal and perinatal mortality.
This paper reports a 35 years old G II P I mother from Gindeberet locality, West Shoa, who
presented with signs and symptoms of intestinal obstruction in the third trimester of pregnancy
which was later diagnosed to be an advanced abdominal pregnancy. Literature is reviewed and
challenging diagnostic and management problems are discussed.(Ethiop. J. Reproductive
Health, May 2007, 1 (1): 44-51)