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Imaging in the management of abdominal pregnancy: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19208285     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Abdominal pregnancy is a rare condition that is potentially life-threatening for the mother. CASE: A 29-year-old woman presented with abdominal pain at 17 weeks of pregnancy. An ultrasound scan demonstrated an active abdominal pregnancy. MRI was used for placental localization. After discussion with the woman, it was decided to proceed to termination of the pregnancy. A pelvic angiogram was performed to localize placental vascularization. Both uterine arteries were embolized. Catheterization of the ovarian arteries identified that the right ovarian artery was one of the main vessels supplying the placenta. Selective embolization was performed. Laparotomy was then performed with removal of the fetus, but the placenta was left in place. Use of methotrexate was not required in the postoperative period. The patient was discharged on the seventh postoperative day. Serum BhCG became negative within one month. CONCLUSION: In the management of abdominal pregnancy, the use of imaging and radio-interventional techniques is critical in minimizing surgical and post-surgical interventions.
Geneviève Bertrand; Camille Le Ray; Laurence Simard-Emond; Josée Dubois; Line Leduc
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstétrique et gynécologie du Canada : JOGC     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1701-2163     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol Can     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-11     Completed Date:  2009-03-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101126664     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Can     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, CHU Sainte-Justine, Montreal QC.
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MeSH Terms
Embolization, Therapeutic*
Pregnancy, Abdominal / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Treatment Outcome

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