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The value of sonography in suspected ectopic pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  450337     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Of 356 women undergoing sonography to diagnose or rule out an ectopic gestation, data sufficient to assign a final diagnosis were available on 260 of them. Ectopic gestation was diagnosed in 25 cases in this group and intrauterine pregnancy in 99, while the remaining 136 patients were found not to be pregnant. During sonography, ectopic gestations were suspected or diagnosed in 27 instances: In 17 cases this was in agreement with the final diagnosis, but neither an intrauterine nor an extrauterine gestation existed in 10 cases, although neoplastic or inflammatory masses were present. Of the 25 patients with the final diagnosis "ectopic pregnancy," this was not detected with sonography in 8 instances. Intrauterine pregnancies were diagnosed by sonar in 94 of the 99 cases. Although reliable sonar identification of ectopic gestation is not always possible, sonography is helpful in diagnosing intrauterine pregnancy so that surgical intervention can be avoided.
M T Kelly; R Santos-Ramos; J H Duenhoelter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1979 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-08-29     Completed Date:  1979-08-29     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  703-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chorionic Gonadotropin / urine
Evaluation Studies as Topic
False Negative Reactions
False Positive Reactions
Ovarian Cysts / diagnosis
Ovarian Neoplasms / diagnosis
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis
Pregnancy, Ectopic / diagnosis*,  urine
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin

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