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Cesarean scar pregnancy: sonographic and magnetic resonance imaging findings, complications, and treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22922626     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A cesarean scar (ectopic) pregnancy occurs when a pregnancy implants on a cesarean scar. This condition is an uncommon but potentially devastating occurrence. The incidence is increasing as cesarean deliveries become more common. Early recognition of the salient sonographic findings is critical because a delay can lead to increased maternal morbidity and mortality. Magnetic resonance imaging is a valuable troubleshooting tool when sonography is equivocal or inconclusive before therapy or intervention. Early diagnosis by sonography directs therapy and improves outcomes by allowing preservation of the uterus and future fertility. We review the imaging features, differential diagnosis, complications, and treatment of cesarean scar pregnancies in the first trimester.
Authors:
Daniel A Osborn; Todd R Williams; Brian M Craig
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1550-9613     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1449-56     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Henry Ford Health System, 2799 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202 USA. danielo@rad.hfh.edu.
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