Ectopic pregnancy

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


β-hCG positive (exact value not provided) woman comes with pelvic pain.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

Transvaginal ultrasound

Transvaginal US image of the left adnexa reveals an extra-ovarian adnexal mass with a hyperechoic tubal ring.

Case Discussion

Early diagnosis and treatment of ectopic pregnancy are essential in reducing maternal mortality and preserving future fertility. Most patients who have an ectopic pregnancy present with a 5–9-week history of amenorrhoea, mild pelvic pain, and vaginal spotting. These symptoms should trigger an evaluation for an ectopic pregnancy.

Unfortunately, this follow-up of this case is not available.

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Case information

rID: 12679
Published: 30th Dec 2010
Last edited: 29th Apr 2018
System: Obstetrics
Tag: ectopic
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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