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Ectopic embryo detection using real-time sonography.
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PMID:  3934217     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An analysis of the sonograms of 60 patients with a surgically confirmed diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy was performed. In 36 examinations, both real-time and static images were compared, and real-time was judged superior in 22 based on a correlation between the original report and surgical pathology. The appearance of the endometrial canal and the adnexa was characterized in a total of 65 scans. The endometrial canal appearance was variable, with the most common finding being a linear echo (39%). The adnexal changes were less diverse, with an adnexal ring suggestive of an extrauterine gestational sac identified in 60%. In 10 cases, the adnexal ring contained a distinct fetus with a measurable crown-rump length, and cardiac activity was evident in six. Our results indicate that real-time ultrasound coupled with serum beta-hCG RIA should be the procedure of choice when ectopic pregnancy is suspected.
B G Coleman; R L Baron; P H Arger; R L Arenson; L Axel; D P Mayer; P Costello
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0091-2751     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Ultrasound     Publication Date:  1985 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-01-09     Completed Date:  1986-01-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  545-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adnexa Uteri / pathology
Endometrium / pathology
Fallopian Tubes / pathology
Fetal Viability
Pregnancy, Ectopic / diagnosis*

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