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Cul-de-sac pregnancy following in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17638627     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: We report a case of cul-de-sac pregnancy following in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) in a patient with primary infertility. CASE REPORT: A 33-year-old primigravida woman underwent IVF-ET 4 weeks before her presentation. Serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG) on day 20 after embryo transfer was 901 mIU/mL. Ultrasound examination on day 30 after embryo transfer revealed an ectopic gestational sac with fetal heart beat in the left adnexa, without any evidence of intrauterine pregnancy. Laparoscopy was performed and revealed an ectopic mass in the congenital blind pouch that was connected to the posterior cul-de-sac. The gestational tissue was removed by forceps, and electrocauterization was used for hemostasis under laparotomy. Serum beta-hCG fell to 7 mIU/mL after surgery. CONCLUSION: Serum beta-hCG combined with ultrasound scanning enables early diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy.
Chuan-Chi Shih; Robert Kuo-Kuang Lee; Yuh-Ming Hwu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Taiwanese journal of obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1875-6263     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-19     Completed Date:  2007-10-18     Revised Date:  2007-12-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101213819     Medline TA:  Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Chorionic Gonadotropin / blood
Douglas' Pouch / ultrasonography*
Early Diagnosis
Embryo Transfer / adverse effects*
Fertilization in Vitro / adverse effects*
Pregnancy, Ectopic / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin

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