Ectopic pregnancy with heart beat

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

Presentation

Acute right iliac fossa pain in a pregnant woman at 6 weeks gestation (beta hCG: 13,000).

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

Gestational sac including fetal pole within the right adnexa adjacent to right ovary. Cardiac activity is present. There is decidual reaction within the uterus but no intrauterine pregnancy. There is free fluid within the pelvis.

Case Discussion

Ultrasound shows gestational sac including fetal pole within the right adnexa adjacent to right ovary. Cardiac activity is present. There is decidual reaction within the uterus but no intrauterine pregnancy. There is free fluid within the pelvis. Findings are consistent with live adnexal ectopic pregnancy.

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Case information

rID: 9697
Published: 12th May 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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