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Ectopic pregnancy in a blunt trauma patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8040591     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Trauma during pregnancy is a frequent occurrence, and early pregnancies are likely to be unrecognized in the routine evaluation of female trauma patients. We present the case of a 16-year-old woman injured in a motor vehicle crash who sustained a closed head injury and was found to have a right ectopic tubal pregnancy. Since several physiologic responses and pathologic conditions occur during pregnancy, which complicate the diagnosis and treatment of a pregnant patient, it is important to detect pregnancy early in the patient's evaluation. This case report demonstrates an unusual presentation of ectopic pregnancy and illustrates the merits of routine pregnancy testing of female trauma patients.
J D Lipton; M H Thomason
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:    1994 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-08-25     Completed Date:  1994-08-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  343-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, Gaston Memorial Hospital, North Carolina.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic*
Multiple Trauma / complications,  therapy*
Pregnancy Tests
Pregnancy, Tubal* / complications,  diagnosis

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