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Ectopic pregnancy: ultrasound diagnosis in modern management.
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PMID:  22510621     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Ectopic pregnancy (EP) continues to be the number one cause of maternal deaths in the first trimester of pregnancy. Over the past 30 years, several key developments including accurate and rapid serum human chorionic gonadotrophin assays, the introduction of high-resolution transvaginal probes and more recently tertiary hospital Early Pregnancy Units have changed the management of EPs. Early transvaginal ultrasound diagnosis of EP not only potentially decreases mortality and surgical intervention rates, but also promotes modern management options including expectant or medical management. The aim of this review is to demonstrate that transvaginal ultrasound is the new 'gold standard' diagnostic tool of choice for all forms of EP.
Authors:
Ishwari Casikar; Shannon Reid; George Condous
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1532-5520     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0070014     Medline TA:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  402-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Acute Gynaecology, Early Pregnancy and Advanced Endosurgery Unit, Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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