Ectopic pregnancy

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

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

Patient Data

Age: 24 years
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

Transvaginal ultrasound

Transvaginal US image of the left adnexa reveals an extraovarian 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.

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Case information

rID: 12679
Case created: 30th Dec 2010
Last edited: 8th Aug 2017
System: Obstetrics
Tag: ectopic
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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