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Ectopic Pregnancy Coexisting with Intrauterine Pregnancy
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A 28-year-old woman, para 2+0, presented with amenorrhoea for 10 weeks, associated with right lower abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding for 3 weeks. She later developed progressive abdominal distension and dizziness. A tender (6cm in diameter) mass was felt in the right iliac fossa, and the uterus was 8 week size. A pelvic ultrasonography showed a singleton intrauterine pregnancy, a right adnexa mass and fluid in the rectouterine pouch. At laparotomy, a ruptured right ampulary gestation sac and 8 week size uterus were found and a right total salpingectomy done. Postoperative course was uneventful and the patient delivered a live, 2.5kg baby at term. Though heterotopic pregnancy is uncommon, assisted conception may increase the incidence and a high index of suspicion is necessary for prompt diagnosis and treatment (Nig J Surg Res 2000: 2:158-160) <BR><BR><B>KEY WORDS:</B><BR><BR> Heterotopic pregnancy, suspicion
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Ifenne, D. I.; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria;
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Publisher :  Nigerian Journal of Surgical Research Association of Crop Science, Uganda     Type :  Peer-Reviewed Article,     Format :  -    
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Nigerian Journal of Surgical Research. - Nigerian Journal of Surgical Research; Vol. 2, No. 3 (2000)
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