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Ectopic pregnancy: a heart beating case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18439517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abdominal pregnancy is a rare event that occurs in western countries in 1.3% of ectopic gestations. Delayed diagnosis and attempted removal of the fetus have occasionally resulted in massive and even fatal intraperitoneal hemorrhage. We present a case of an ectopic pregnancy at the intraabdominal surface of the left diaphragm, which was removed successfully with laparoscopic hydrodissection. This case report demonstrates that awareness of this condition is important when the location of the pregnancy cannot be found in the lower abdominal cavity, especially if the patient has unexplained complaints such as shoulder pain.
Indra Marianne Dennert; Heleen van Dongen; Frank Willem Jansen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of minimally invasive gynecology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1553-4650     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2008 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-28     Completed Date:  2008-08-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101235322     Medline TA:  J Minim Invasive Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  377-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gynecology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Diaphragm / pathology,  surgery*
Laparoscopy / methods*
Pregnancy, Ectopic / surgery*

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