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Ovarian pregnancy: a morphologic description.
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PMID:  7194809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case report presents a "true" ovarian pregnancy in a women using a Dalkon shield. The gestational sac was implanted in the ovary close to the corpus luteum and contained a normally developed embryo of Carnegie Stage 11. A morphologic description of the embryo is given. The importance of a morphologic description of the conceptus in cases of ovarian pregnancy is discussed.
This a case report of a true ovarian pregnancy and a morphologic description of the fetal development. Ovarian pregnancy, a specialized type of ectopic pregnancy, is a rare occurrence, with a 1/40,000 rate of occurrence. Only 1 of every 200 ectopic pregnancies is ovarian. Although there is an increased incidence of ovarian pregnancy in IUD users, the device itself is not believed to cause the condition. 1 researcher has calculated that tubal pregnancies are simply less well prevented by the IUD and ovarian pregnancies are not prevented at all.
N Exalto; G P Vooys; J W Meyer; W P Lange
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  1980 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-07-09     Completed Date:  1981-07-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-87     Citation Subset:  IM; J    
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MeSH Terms
Embryo, Mammalian / anatomy & histology
Intrauterine Devices / adverse effects
Ovary / pathology
Pregnancy, Ectopic / etiology,  pathology*

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