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Advanced abdominal pregnancy: a case report of good maternal and perinatal outcome.
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PMID:  22519239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Advanced abdominal pregnancy is understood to mean any extra-uterine pregnancy found within the peritoneal cavity that is greater than 20 weeks gestation. Its management is one of laparotomy with varying complications including poor perinatal outcome and increased maternal morbidity and mortality. There is no accepted consensus for the complete removal of the placenta at laparotomy. This paper reports the management of a unique case of advanced abdominal pregnancy that was diagnosed by ultrasound at 20 weeks gestation and treated conservatively until delivery of a viable female neonate at 33 weeks and 4 days by elective laparotomy. At the time of laparotomy, the placenta was removed completely with good maternal outcome. This, to the best of our knowledge, is the first case in the West Indian literature documenting complete removal of the placenta at the time of laparotomy with good maternal outcome.
E M Brewster; E A Braithwaite; E M Brewster
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The West Indian medical journal     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0043-3144     ISO Abbreviation:  West Indian Med J     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417410     Medline TA:  West Indian Med J     Country:  Jamaica    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  587-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mount Hope Maternity Hospital, Champ Fleurs, Trinidad and Tobago.
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