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Successful conservative management of ectopic pregnancy in caesarean section scar.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23266774     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Caesarean scar pregnancy is a rare type of ectopic pregnancy. The authors present a 24-year-old woman 5 weeks after her last menstrual period. She had a history of a single caesarean section which was followed by a normal vaginal delivery. Ultrasound imaging revealed a pregnancy in her lower segment caesarean section scar. The decision on the choice of treatment was influenced mainly by the β-human chorionic gonadotropin levels in the patient's blood. Although a few reports have been published on similar cases, spontaneous resolution of a caesarean scar ectopic pregnancy of less than 5 weeks gestation is yet to be reported. The patient is now asymptomatic and her urine pregnancy test has been confirmed negative.
Authors:
Sara Al-Hashimi; Sachchidananda Maiti; Donald Macfoy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-12-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Manchester Medical School, University of Manchester, Manchester, Lancashire, UK.
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