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Spontaneous heterotopic pregnancy with live infant: report of two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19413218     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Heterotopic pregnancy is a potentially fatal condition that rarely occurs in natural conception cycles. We report two cases diagnosed within one month in a 20 year old gravida 3, para 0+2 without any known risk factor and a 38 year old gravida 12, para 6+5 with risk factors. The ectopic pregnancies were diagnosed after rupturing at 10 and 17 weeks respectively and resected via laparotomies. The courses of the intrauterine pregnancies were uneventful and both clients delivered vaginally at term. Heterotopic pregnancy is an important differential diagnosis to consider in clients with intrauterine pregnancies presenting with acute abdominal pain and haemoperitoneum.
E T Dassah; A T Odoi; D E Darkey; C M Senaya; R M Djokoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  East African medical journal     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0012-835X     ISO Abbreviation:  East Afr Med J     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-05     Completed Date:  2009-05-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372766     Medline TA:  East Afr Med J     Country:  Kenya    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  612-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, P.O. Box 1934, Kumasi, Ghana.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / etiology
Hemoperitoneum / etiology
Live Birth*
Pregnancy, Ectopic / diagnosis*
Rupture, Spontaneous

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