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Eccentrically located intrauterine pregnancy misdiagnosed as interstitial ectopic pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20447724     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This is a case report of an eccentrically located intrauterine pregnancy initially diagnosed as an interstitial ectopic pregnancy. Although interstitial ectopic pregnancy represents a well-known pitfall in first-trimester sonography, the common error is to misidentify the ectopic pregnancy as intrauterine, not the reverse. Such an error is potentially catastrophic because it may lead to the inadvertent termination of a viable pregnancy. Although the role of ultrasonography for evaluation of ectopic pregnancy is well established, its diagnostic accuracy for interstitial ectopic pregnancy remains uncertain. Because of this, sonographic findings should be considered suggestive, but not diagnostic, in this setting.
Authors:
Adam Ash; Patrick Ko; Christopher Dewar; Christopher Raio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of emergency medicine     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1097-6760     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-29     Completed Date:  2010-12-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8002646     Medline TA:  Ann Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  684-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 American College of Emergency Physicians. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
North Shore University Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Manhasset, NY, USA. adamash4@gmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Diagnostic Errors*
Female
Humans
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis,  ultrasonography*
Pregnancy Trimester, First
Pregnancy, Ectopic / diagnosis*,  ultrasonography
Uterine Hemorrhage / diagnosis,  etiology

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