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Laparoscopic treatment of early retroperitoneal abdominal pregnancy implanted on inferior vena cava.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19692871     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The case of an early retroperitoneal abdominal pregnancy implanted on inferior vena cava successfully resected through laparoscopic surgery is reported here. A 28-year-old woman presented with vaginal spotting and amenorrhrea for 7(+5) weeks. Although a diagnosis of right cornual ectopic pregnancy by transvaginal ultrasound was made and a laparoscopic wedge resection of the left uterine cornus was performed, the beta-human chorionic gonadotropin level remained high. Abdominal ultrasonography and computerized tomography of the abdomen demonstrated a 3.4x2.6 cm sized hypervascular cystic mass along the anterior aspect of the Inferior vena cava. A diagnosis of retroperitoneal abdominal pregnancy was made and a laparoscopic resection was performed. This is the first retroperitoneal abdominal pregnancy that has been treated through laparoscopy.
Sung-Uk Bae; Chang-Nam Kim; Ki-Hwan Kim; In-Taek Hwang; Young-Jin Choi; Min-Koo Lee; Byung-Sun Cho; Yoon-Jung Kang; Joo-Seung Park
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1534-4908     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-20     Completed Date:  2009-11-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888751     Medline TA:  Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e156-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Eulji University, Daejeon, Seo-gu, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Pregnancy, Abdominal / surgery*
Retroperitoneal Space
Uterus / surgery
Vena Cava, Inferior / surgery*

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