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Heterotopic simultaneous splenic and intrauterine pregnancy after spontaneous conception and review of literature.
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PMID:  22690833     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 31-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with sudden onset left upper quadrant pain radiating to the left shoulder. Urine β-hCG test was positive. Transvaginal sonography was suggestive of ruptured ectopic pregnancy with a large amount of free fluid in the pouch of Douglas. The patient was then taken for emergency laparoscopy. On laparoscopy, hemoperitoneum was noted but both the fallopian tubes and ovaries were normal. On further exploration, bleeding was noted from the spleen so laparotomy was performed and emergency splenectomy was carried out by a surgeon. The histopathology report of the spleen confirmed a splenic ectopic pregnancy. On postoperative follow-up, the patient's quantitative serum β-hCG started rising again, which raised suspicion of another pregnancy. After serial β-hCG and ultrasound, a failed intrauterine pregnancy was diagnosed. Suction evacuation was performed, with histopathology confirming products of conception.
Shital Julania; Richard Tai
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1447-0756     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Res.     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9612761     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research © 2012 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Joondalup Health Campus, Joondalup, Australia.
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