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Heterotopic gestation with subsequent live birth in a Jehovah s Witness: a case report.
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PMID:  20499761     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Heterotopic gestations occurring in spontaneous conception cycles are rare. An incidence of in has been documented. However there is a rising rate mostly attributed to ovulation induction and assisted reproduction techniques where it occurs in to of all clinical pregnancies. A high index of suspicion and use of ancillary investigations will aid diagnosis. The management of this condition in a Jehovah s Witness presents an uncommon challenge as surgical intervention aims to salvage the intrauterine pregnancy whilst giving scrupulous attention to haemostasis. This is because blood transfusion is precluded in the management of haemorrhage in members of this sect. We present a case of heterotopic gestation that occurred spontaneously in a Jehovah s Witness she had emergency salpingectomy and subsequently had spontaneous vertex delivery of a live baby at term.
A O D Kolawole; M S Zayyan; P I Onwuhafua
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nigerian journal of clinical practice     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1119-3077     ISO Abbreviation:  Niger J Clin Pract     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-26     Completed Date:  2010-06-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101150032     Medline TA:  Niger J Clin Pract     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika Zaria.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / etiology
Fallopian Tubes / surgery*
Jehovah's Witnesses
Laparoscopy / methods
Pregnancy Outcome*
Pregnancy, Ectopic / surgery*
Treatment Outcome
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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