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Do you need to definitively diagnose the location of a pregnancy of unknown location? The case for "yes".
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PMID:  23084009     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pregnancy of unknown location (PUL) is a common diagnostic challenge. The primary diagnostic goal is to ensure that the PUL is nonviable prior to proceeding with any invasive procedures. In nonviable PUL, there are several diagnostic and treatment strategies, which are generally quite safe. However, the management option that provides the most definite diagnosis is uterine curettage. We advocate use of uterine curettage in all cases of nonviable PUL because it limits exposure to a chemotherapeutic agent to only those who need it and it allows for the most accurate information for counseling the patient on prognosis of future pregnancies.
Lauren Rubal; Karine Chung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  98     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1078-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California.
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