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Clinician-performed ultrasound diagnosis of ruptured interstitial pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19931781     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An interstitial pregnancy is a rare type of ectopic pregnancy located within the proximal portion of the fallopian tube in the muscular wall of the uterus. They are more likely to result in significant or fatal hemorrhage because of the increased vascularity. Diagnosis of interstitial pregnancy is challenging but critical to facilitate prompt and appropriate intervention. Ultrasound performed by an emergency physician is commonly used to assess early pregnancy, but little has been published in the emergency medicine literature regarding its use in assessing for presence of interstitial pregnancy. We describe a case of a ruptured interstitial pregnancy diagnosed by emergency ultrasonography in the emergency department and review the literature regarding the sonographic findings of interstitial pregnancies.
David Duong; William E Baker; Adeyinka Adedipe
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1532-8171     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-25     Completed Date:  2010-01-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309942     Medline TA:  Am J Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1170.e1-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Emergency Service, Hospital
Pregnancy, Abdominal / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*
Uterine Rupture / surgery,  ultrasonography*

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