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Ectopic pregnancy with Implanon® as a method of contraception in a woman with a previous ectopic pregnancy - Case report.
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PMID:  21332385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objectives To present a rare case of tubal ectopic pregnancy in a woman using Implanon® after a previous contralateral ectopic pregnancy that had occurred without contraceptive use. Case A 26-year-old woman presented with an ectopic pregnancy conceived whilst having an etonogestrel implant (Implanon®) in situ. A laparoscopic salpingectomy was performed and the implant was removed. Two years previously she had been treated for a contralateral ectopic pregnancy following which the implant was inserted. Conclusion Implanon®, being a highly effective long-acting reversible method of contraception, has been advocated in women with previous ectopic pregnancy. However, as demonstrated by this case, ectopic pregnancy may exceptionally supervene even in the absence of identified risk factors for contraceptive failure.
Oladimeji Olowu; Joanna Karunaratne; Funlayo Odejinmi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  The European journal of contraception & reproductive health care : the official journal of the European Society of Contraception     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-0782     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9712127     Medline TA:  Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Whipps Cross University Hospital, London, UK.
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