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Heterotopic triplets: tubal ectopic and twin intrauterine pregnancy. A review of obstetric outcomes with a case report.
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PMID:  20589384     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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INTRODUCTION: Heterotopic triplets hardly take place, but nowadays the extended use of assisted reproductive technologies is increasing the ectopic pregnancies rate and subsequently the heterotopic pregnancies, leading to a potentially dangerous condition for the woman and the intrauterine pregnancy.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fourteen cases previously reported in the literature of patients presenting an intrauterine twin pregnancy which became complicated by a tubal ectopic pregnancy have been reviewed. The case of a patient following a homologous intrauterine insemination treatment, resulting in live birth of both twins, is also described.
CONCLUSION: Although the diagnosis of heterotopic triplets with tubal ectopic is challenging, a timely surgical treatment will preserve intrauterine gestation with a great chance of a successful obstetric outcome for both twins.
Authors:
Fernando Bugatto; Rocío Quintero-Prado; Janette Kirk-Grohar; Victoria Melero-Jiménez; Blas Hervías-Vivancos; José L Bartha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  282     ISSN:  1432-0711     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  601-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Puerta del Mar University Hospital, Avda. Ana de Viya 21, Cádiz, Spain. fgbugatto@yahoo.com
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