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The value of curettage in the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3605269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The charts of all patients hospitalized between 1978 and 1983 with proved ectopic pregnancies at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, and Meir Hospital, Kfar-Sava, Israel, were reviewed. Eighty-four patients with ectopic pregnancies had endometrial tissue available for histologic analyses. Review of the endometrial curettings revealed that the most common endometrium associated with ectopic pregnancy was secretory (39.4%). Proliferative endometrium present 19% of the time was as common a finding as Arias-Stella phenomenon. This study shows that any type of endometrium lacking trophoblasts may be associated with an ectopic pregnancy. The lack of decidual reaction or Arias-Stella phenomenon should not alone lower the clinician's index of suspicion.
Authors:
D A Ollendorff; M D Fejgin; M Barzilai; I Ben-Noon; A B Gerbie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  157     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1987 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-08-25     Completed Date:  1987-08-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Dilatation and Curettage*
Endometrium / pathology*
Female
Humans
Pregnancy
Pregnancy, Ectopic / pathology*

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