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Is ectopic pregnancy possible after hysterectomy?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20176349     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether ectopic pregnancy should be suspected in young women with abdominal pain even after hysterectomy. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: The patient presenting with abdominal pain in the emergency department was referred to a tertiary care center. PATIENT(S): A young woman who had had a subtotal hysterectomy 3 years prior for atonic postpartum hemorrhage during her last caesarean section presented with acute abdominal pain. INTERVENTION(S): Urgent ultrasound showed a gestational sac of 9 weeks + 3 days. Emergency laparotomy was done for suspected ectopic pregnancy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Ultrasound, operative findings, and histopathology. RESULT(S): Tubal ectopic pregnancy was confirmed on laparotomy and histopathology. CONCLUSION(S): Early suspicion can avoid missing early and treatable ectopic gestation before life-threatening complications develop.
Savita Bansal; Manju Saini; Meena Harsh; Amrita Kaur; Jaya Chaturvedi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-02-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  94     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-25     Completed Date:  2010-06-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  350.e5-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright (c) 2010 American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Jolly Grant, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / surgery,  ultrasonography
Pregnancy, Ectopic / surgery*,  ultrasonography*
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