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abdominal ectopic pregnancy

Mohd Faizal Ahmad, Muhammad Azrai Abu, Kah Teik Chew, Kun Leng Sheng, Mohd Asyraf Zakaria
A positive urine pregnancy test (UPT) with adnexal mass in ectopic pregnancy is not the ultimate diagnosis. The incidence of ectopic pregnancy is about 27 per 1000 pregnancies [1]. On average, about 6-16% will present to an emergency department with first-trimester bleeding and abdominal pain [2]. On presenting with these symptoms with the simultaneous presence of an adnexal mass and an empty uterus, a UPT is of paramount importance to determine whether the symptoms are pregnancy related or not. When the UPT is positive, an ectopic pregnancy is not the only diagnosis as the rare entity of non-gestational ovarian choriocarcinoma (NGOC) should be considered...
March 20, 2018: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
Charlotte Elizabeth Trail, Andrew Watson, Alice Martha Schofield
Abdominal pregnancies represent 1.4% of extrauterine pregnancies. A literature search of six cases involving bowel ectopic pregnancies provided anecdotal treatment options. This case involves a woman admitted at 6 weeks gestation with right iliac fossa and shoulder tip pain. An ultrasound scan revealed an empty uterus with free fluid in both adnexa and a 31×21 mm heterogenous mass adjacent to the right ovary. At laparoscopy, an ectopic pregnancy was identified at the hepatic flexure. The patient received two doses of methotrexate and monitored until the beta human chorionic gonadotropin reduced...
March 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Anat Chemerinski, Daniel Lubin, Sevelle Holder, Divya Shah
BACKGROUND: In the setting of a known ectopic pregnancy, severe abdominal pain with clinical concern for rupture is an indication for emergency surgery. In rare cases, appendiceal pathology may occur simultaneously. CASE: A woman with a known ectopic pregnancy presented to the emergency department with a clinical picture consistent with its rupture. At the time of surgery, an appendectomy also was performed owing to concern for concurrent appendicitis; histopathologic examination revealed appendiceal endometriosis...
March 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Duoduo Zhang, Anxia Chen, Yu Gu
INTRODUCTION: Most secondary abdominal pregnancies happen after spontaneous abortion of tubal pregnancy or ruptured intrauterine pregnancy. However, we presented a case of ruptured secondary abdominal pregnancy after primary laparoscopic treatment of tubal pregnancy. CASE REPORT: The ectopic pregnant lesion in the affected tube was thoroughly removed in the primary laparoscopy, and nothing abnormal was detected in abdomen or pelvis. Beta human chorionic gonadotropin levels dropped significantly after surgery, but the patient came back again for severe abdominal pain with beta human chorionic gonadotropin increasing, and free peritoneal fluid in the pouch of Douglas was detected at ultrasonography...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Algeri Paola, Nicoli Elena, Rota Sonia Maria, Caruso Orlando, Manfredini Cinzia, Buzzi Antonella
We reported a case of secondary abdominal pregnancy with placental implantation into the fallopian tube, diagnosed at 16 weeks, in a woman admitted to the emergency room complaining of syncopal attacks. The best approach would be termination of the pregnancy, taking into consideration the high risk to the mother and the low possibility of alive and healthy birth. We had to perform an urgent surgical intervention due to the fact that the patient was in a clinically unstable condition, which was related to hemoperitoneum...
January 2018: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
Shirley Shue, Milena Radeva, Tommaso Falcone
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine if the number of fibroids removed during myomectomy for symptomatic relief affects long-term fertility outcomes in reproductive aged women. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort survey study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2) SETTING: University hospital PATIENTS: One hundred forty-four patients who underwent myomectomy for symptomatic fibroids and attempted to conceive afterwards INTERVENTION: Questionnaire mailed to reproductive-aged women who received robotic, laparoscopic, or abdominal myomectomy MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Patients with >6 fibroids removed were less likely to achieve pregnancy after myomectomy than patients with ≤6 fibroids removed (22...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Sigrun Sigurdardottir, Sigridur Halldorsdottir
Stressful early life experiences cause immune dysregulation across the lifespan. Despite the fact that studies have identified childhood sexual abuse (CSA) survivors as a particularly vulnerable group, only a few attempts have been made to study their lived-experience of the physical health consequences of CSA. The aim of this study was to explore a female CSA survivor's lived-experience of the physical health consequences of CSA and how she experienced the reactions of healthcare providers. Seven interviews were conducted with this 40-year-old woman, Anne, using a phenomenological research approach...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Mei-Xiang Deng, Yu Zou
INTRODUCTION: A 33-week abdominal pregnancy is an extremely rare type of ectopic pregnancy that is potentially life-threatening for the mother and fetus. Reports of using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the third-trimester abdominal pregnancy are very few. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 24-year-old woman (gravida 2, para 1, living 0) at 33 weeks' gestation presented to local hospital complaining of vaginal bleeding for 2 months and lower abdominal pain for 2 days. Then, the woman was transferred to our hospital for suspected abdominal pregnancy, which was confirmed at our hospital on ultrasonography and further evaluated in detail on MRI...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
E A Sule, M A Nzegwu, J C Okolo, R U Onyemekheia
Introduction: Postoperative enterocutaneous fistulae could constitute a challenge when they occur following an abdominal surgery. Astute application of correct principles in its management is essential for good outcomes. Methods: A retrospective review of records of patients with enterocutaneous fistulas managed non-operatively was done. Clinical assessment, anatomic and physiologic classification of fistula, fluid resuscitation, electrolyte correction, parenteral/enteral nutrition, antibiotic use and fistula effluent monitoring, formed the basis of management...
December 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
Nuno Maciel, Ana Furtado Lima, Rosa Cruz, Carlos Ponte
Spontaneous heterotopic pregnancy is a potentially life-threatening condition rarely considered when a patient with an intrauterine pregnancy is asymptomatic or presents with complaints such as abdominal pain. An advanced abdominal pregnancy as the form of the ectopic component, outside the context of assisted reproduction, is an even more unusual and perilous diagnosis with very few cases reported in the literature. We report such a case in a 34-year-old multipara, with no known risk factors for ectopic pregnancy...
December 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Mark Zachary Johnson, Cormac Francis Mullins, Declan Keane, Ingrid Browne
Melnick-Needles syndrome (M-NS) is a rare genetic disorder which primarily affects skeletal developments. M-NS may also affect the cardiorespiratory and renal systems. A 35 kg patient presented complaining of abdominal pain. Following a positive pregnancy test and ultrasound examination, she was diagnosed with a ruptured ectopic pregnancy. She had a significant background history of M-NS, obstructive sleep apnoea (with narrow gauge tracheostomy in situ), obstructive lung disease and scoliosis. She received fluid resuscitation, and the case was managed using an open salpingectomy and clot evacuation under combined spinal/epidural anaesthesia...
December 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Conrad S Tankou, Carlson-Babila Sama, Jinette Lorraine Guedem Nekame
BACKGROUND: Ectopic pregnancy is a life-threatening emergency warranting immediate recognition and prompt intervention. Bilateral tubal pregnancy is the rarest form of ectopic pregnancy with very limited data on its occurrence reported in sub-Saharan Africa. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 40-year-old multigravida with chief complains of lower abdominal pain evolving for 5 days in whom an intraoperative diagnosis of spontaneous bilateral tubal pregnancy (plus ruptured right tube) was made...
December 4, 2017: BMC Research Notes
O Sobczyk, Y Levy-Zauberman, M Houllier, H Fernandez
BACKGROUND: Only 57 cases of ectopic pregnancy after hysterectomy have been published. CASE REPORT: A 34-year-old patient with a history of subtotal hysterectomy for postpartum hemorrhage consulted for acute abdominal pain. The diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy was made using blood pregnancy test and transvaginal ultrasound. Emergency laparoscopy was performed. CONCLUSION: Urine pregnancy test should be performed in case of unexplained haemoperitoneum in patient of childbearing age with a history of hysterectomy...
February 2018: Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
Elizabeth G Raymond, Yi-Ling Tan, Rodica Comendant, Irina Sagaidac, Stelian Hodorogea, Melissa Grant, Patricio Sanhueza, Emigdio Van Pratt, Ginger Gillespie, Christy Boraas, Mark A Weaver, Ingrida Platais, Manuel Bousieguez, Beverly Winikoff
OBJECTIVES: The objectives were to evaluate the safety and acceptability of outpatient medical abortion in selected women without a pretreatment ultrasound or pelvic examination. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a prospective case-series study to estimate the incidence of serious adverse events (death, life-threatening event, hospitalization, transfusion or any other medical problem that we judged to be significant), surgical completion of the abortion and satisfaction in women provided with medical abortion without a pretreatment ultrasound or pelvic examination...
November 21, 2017: Contraception
David R Hansberry, Michael D'Angelo, Michael D White, Arpan V Prabhu, Mougnyan Cox, Nitin Agarwal, Sandeep Deshmukh
PURPOSE: The vast amount of information found on the internet, combined with its accessibility, makes it a widely utilized resource for Americans to find information pertaining to medical information. The field of radiology is no exception. In this paper, we assess the readability level of websites pertaining specifically to emergency radiology. METHODS: Using Google, 23 terms were searched, and the top 10 results were recorded. Each link was evaluated for its readability level using a set of ten reputable readability scales...
November 15, 2017: Emergency Radiology
Emily X Shao, Kendra Hopper, Matthew McKnoulty, Alka Kothari
BACKGROUND: An ectopic pregnancy after hysterectomy is a rare but potentially life-threatening event. Women with this condition might not be appropriately investigated, resulting in delays in diagnosis and treatment. OBJECTIVES: To characterize cases of ectopic pregnancy occurring after hysterectomy. SEARCH STRATEGY: PubMed, Embase, Scopus, and Web of Science were searched using the terms "pregnancy, abdominal" or "pregnancy, tubal" or "pregnancy, ectopic" and "hysterectomy" or "post-hysterectomy" or "post hysterectomy...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Francisco Marco-Jiménez, Ximo García-Domínguez, Jesús Valdes-Hernández, José Salvador Vicente
BACKGROUND: While ectopic pregnancies account for 1-2% of all pregnancies, abdominal pregnancy is extremely rare, accounting for approximately 1% of ectopic pregnancies. Extrauterine abdominal pregnancy is defined as the implantation and development of an embryo in the peritoneal cavity. The present report is the first of an incidental case of abdominal pregnancy within four full-term foetus simultaneously with 2 weeks of physiological gestation in a healthy doe rabbit. CASE PRESENTATION: The doe was born on November 3, 2014 and the first partum took place on May 18, 2015...
November 3, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
Min Zhang, Ling-Ling Qin
Retroperitoneal ectopic pregnancy is extremely rare. We present a case of a retroperitoneal ectopic pregnancy with a gestational sac located to the left of the abdominal aorta and of the left renal vessels at 9 weeks of gestation. Careful transabdominal sonographic examination is suggested when an ectopic pregnancy is suspected and the examination of the pelvis is negative.
November 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
Rupinder Kaur Brar, Jyotsna Naresh Bharti, Jitendra Singh Nigam, Sahil Sehgal, Hena Paul Singh, Pushpanjali Ojha
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy luteoma is a rare non neoplastic condition of the ovary. It is usually asymptomatic and found incidentally during imaging in pregnancy or during cesarean section. Pregnancy luteoma can also occur after ectopic pregnancy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 30 year old female presented to G.B. Pant Hospital, Andaman and Nicobar Islands institute of Medical Sciences, Port Blair in October 2015 with abdominal pain. After initial investigations, exploratory laporotomy was done for ruptured ectopic pregnancy...
July 2017: Journal of Reproduction & Infertility
Robert Lee, Carolyn Dupuis, Byron Chen, Andrew Smith, Young H Kim
Ectopic pregnancy is the implantation of a fertilized egg outside the uterine endometrial cavity. For women presenting to the emergency department with abdominal pain and/or vaginal bleeding, ectopic pregnancy is an important diagnostic consideration. The diagnosis is made based on laboratory values and ultrasound imaging findings. The ultrasound appearance of both normal early pregnancy and ectopic pregnancy are variable and often subtle, presenting diagnostic challenges for radiologists. This pictorial essay describes and illustrates the sonographic findings of ectopic pregnancy and reviews the differential diagnoses that can mimic ectopic pregnancy on ultrasound...
August 19, 2017: Ultrasonography
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