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The preoperative diagnosis of primary ovarian pregnancy.
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PMID:  16749658     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Ovarian pregnancies comprise 0.15% of all pregnancies and 0.15-3% of ectopic gestations, with an incidence of up to 1/7,000 deliveries. CASE: A single case of an ovarian gestation consistent with Spieglberg's four criteria in a primigravida without prior gynecological, medical, or surgical history is presented. Presumptive diagnosis was by thorough clinical examination with a single, palpable, adnexal mass in a patient with BMI of 19, supported with serial ultrasound and quantitative betaHCG-enabled preoperative diagnosis. CONCLUSION: Primary ovarian pregnancy may occur without any classical antecedent risk factors. Ultrasonography can be a useful adjunct to clinical presentation and physical examination in allowing the preoperative diagnosis of ovarian gestation.
Oroma Nwanodi; Neekiaund Khulpateea
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-05     Completed Date:  2006-07-13     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  796-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Memorial Hospital of Converse County, 111 S. Fifth St., Suite 1, Douglas, WY 82633, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Physical Examination
Pregnancy, Ectopic / diagnosis*,  surgery
Preoperative Care*
Uterine Hemorrhage

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