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Ovarian ectopic pregnancy in association with a copper-7 intrauterine device in situ.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  456625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A case is reported of a primary ovarian pregnancy in a patient with a Cu-7 intrauterine device. A brief review of the literature on this subject is exposed. As the action of intrauterine devices on the ovulatory mechanism and tubal transport of the ovum is still unknown, further studies should be carried out to explain this association.
A case report of ovarian pregnancy in a young white nulligravida, with a Copper 7 IUD in situ, was presented. The patient had the IUD inserted 1 year prior to her January 1977 admittance to the hospital for abdominal pain. After the IUD was removed, laparoscopy revealed blood in the abdominal cavity. The uterus, tubes, and left ovary were normal. The right ovary had a hemorrhagic cystic mass. A corpus luteum was visible near the mass. Microscopic examination of a section of the hemorrhagic mass revealed immature chorionic villi and a corpus luteum separated from the villa by ovarian connective tissue. In the literature on ectopic pregnancy, the risk of ovarian pregnancy was defined as 1/40,000 deliveries. Several studies indicated that the risk was considerably higher for IUD users. The manner in which IUDs enhance the risk of ovarian pregnancy is unknown.
Authors:
A Chidiac; N Buka; E Ravinsky; R Garulla
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0015-0282     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  1979 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-09-25     Completed Date:  1979-09-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-9     Citation Subset:  IM; J    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Humans
Intrauterine Devices, Copper*
Ovary* / pathology
Pregnancy
Pregnancy, Ectopic / diagnosis*

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