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Ectopic pregnancy after hysterectomy: a case report.
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PMID:  23447924     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND: Ectopic pregnancy after hysterectomy is an unusual diagnosis that may lead to significant morbidity, especially when diagnosis is not timely.
CASE: A 41-year-old woman presenting with abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding 5 years after a vaginal hysterectomy was found to have a tubal ectopic pregnancy, which required emergent surgical intervention.
CONCLUSION: Ectopic pregnancy after hysterectomy represents a challenging diagnosis because it is counter-intuitive and very uncommon. The diagnosis of posthys-terectomy ectopic pregnancy, though exceptionally rare, should be considered for women presenting with abdominal pain after hysterectomy.
Alexander M Friedman; Brenda Martin; Kristen A Matteson
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:    2013 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Divisio of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, PA 19104, USA.
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