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Complex ovarian pregnancy.
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PMID:  22270445     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: : Ovarian pregnancy is a rare occurrence. Normally it ends spontaneously in the first trimester. However, it can turn into a life-threatening condition if it ruptures, leading to hemoperitoneum and hypovolemic shock. Diagnosis usually is made with high-resolution transvaginal ultrasonography, and laparoscopic treatment follows.
CASE: : We report on a case of ovarian pregnancy seen in the southeast of Madagascar. Laparotomy revealed the presence of a fully developed, mummified fetus in the right ovary. Surprisingly, the ovary capsule had not ruptured and the patient had no complaints or signs of intra-abdominal bleeding.
CONCLUSION: : In rare cases, an aborted ovarian pregnancy can persist for years, producing no symptoms except abdominal swelling.
Costanza Chiapponi; Oria Trifoglio; Roberto Chiapponi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  119     ISSN:  1873-233X     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  478-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
From the Department of Surgery, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany; and the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Santi Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo Hospital of Alessandria, and Santo Spirito Hospital, Alessandria, Italy.
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