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Primary splenic pregnancy. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12856525     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Ectopic pregnancy in the upper abdominal organs is very rare but has been known to occur in the liver, spleen and lesser sac. Primary splenic pregnancy is considered the rarest form of extrauterine pregnancy, with only few well-documented cases reported. CASE: Intraperitoneal bleeding and shock resulted from a primary splenic pregnancy in a 37-year-old woman. CONCLUSION: Primary splenic pregnancy usually presents with upper left abdominal pain and intraperitoneal bleeding. It requires an emergency splenectomy and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute abdomen in reproductive-age women.
Gennaro Cormio; Sabino Santamato; Antonella Vimercati; Luigi Selvaggi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-14     Completed Date:  2003-10-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  479-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General and Specialized Surgical Sciences, Medical School, University of Bari, Bari, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / etiology
Diagnosis, Differential
Hemorrhage / etiology
Pregnancy, Abdominal / diagnosis,  pathology*,  surgery
Shock / etiology
Spleen / pathology*,  surgery

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