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Sonographic diagnosis of a viable abdominal pregnancy with planned delivery after fetal lung maturation.
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PMID:  23124825     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a case of a viable abdominal pregnancy with successful outpatient management until fetal lung maturation and planned delivery. Advanced abdominal pregnancy is a very rare extrauterine pregnancy, which results in serious maternal and fetal morbidity. A 28-year-old nullipara was referred from the local clinic to our tertiary center at 18 weeks' gestation. We diagnosed an extrauterine fetus on sonographic examination. The patient had weekly antenatal sonographic examinations. We performed a planned laparotomy at 34 weeks' gestation, and a female baby weighing 2,100 g was delivered. The placenta was completely removed and the uterus was preserved. Both the mother and the baby had no postoperative morbidity. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 2012.
Authors:
Mi Ju Kim; Jin Young Bae; Won Joon Seong; Yoon Soon Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0096     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Ultrasound     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea.
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