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Diagnosis of interstitial pregnancy with sonography.
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PMID:  7962591     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Interstitial pregnancy is a rare and extremely dangerous form of ectopic pregnancy. Preoperative diagnosis of this condition prior to rupture is difficult, and early detection is essential to avoid a fatal outcome. Six cases in our series were diagnosed as interstitial pregnancy. Their clinical features were missed period, positive pregnancy test, and sudden onset of lower abdominal pain with or without vaginal spotting. The sonographic images showed an endometrial echo in uterine cavity, eccentric sac, protruding mass over the cornual area, and/or the presence of free fluid in the cul-de-sac. Five of 6 patients had sacs found in the cornual area or a protruding cornual mass. We termed the sonographic findings of interstitial pregnancy as "pregnancy in cornus." High resolution transvaginal sonography permits determination of the exact location of the gestational sac and increases the diagnosis rate of interstitial pregnancy.
G D Chen; M T Lin; M S Lee
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0091-2751     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Ultrasound     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-12-22     Completed Date:  1994-12-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  439-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Chung Shan Medical and Dental College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Pregnancy, Ectopic / prevention & control,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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