CT of early pregnancy
Recent onset of nausea and lower abdominal pain
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Inadvertent CT scanning of an early pregnancy shows the gestational sac with increased vascularity in the myometrium. Suspicion of early fetal pole on sagittal scan.
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This case shows a rare unintentional CT scan in a pregnant patient, features of which should be known to a radiologist.
CT for investigation of abdominal pain - patient not known to be pregnant. Subsequently positive beta hCG was documented. Patient was counselled on the radiation dose received by the fetus based on analysis by a medical physicist. Symptoms that caused presentation were likely to have been a manifestation of the pregnancy!