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Successful management of heterotopic pregnancy after fetal reduction using potassium chloride and methotrexate.
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PMID:  22870017     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Heterotopic pregnancy, the presence of two gestational sacs simultaneously, is a rare event but with the advent of Assisted Reproductive Technology, it is now an increasingly common complication. The reported incidence of a heterotopic pregnancy in a spontaneous cycle is quoted as 1 in 30,000. We report the case of a 38-year-old primigravida who was referred to our center at 11 + 2 weeks gestation with a diagnosis of heterotopic pregnancy for further management. A non-surgical intervention comprising of transvaginal ultrasound-guided potassium chloride and methotrexate into the cervical pregnancy resulted in a successful outcome. As an obstetrician, a high index of clinical suspicion and an early scan is mandatory to make a diagnosis of a heterotopic pregnancy and manage accordingly.
Deepika Deka; Anupama Bahadur; Aprajita Singh; Neena Malhotra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human reproductive sciences     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1998-4766     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Reprod Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-07     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101473512     Medline TA:  J Hum Reprod Sci     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-60     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India.
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