Ectopic pregnancy

Case contributed by 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 amenorrhea, 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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