Ruptured ectopic pregnancy

Case contributed by Dr Kewal Arunkumar Mistry

Presentation

Patient presented with rapidly increasing abdominal girth. Urine pregnancy test was weakly positive.

Patient Data

Age: 28 years
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

Abdominal ultrasound shows massive amount of free fluid with fine internal echoes consistent with hemoperitoneum. Adnexal mass could not be identified.

Case Discussion

The weakly positive Beta-hCG in a sexually active female pointed towards possibility of a ruptured ectopic pregnancy.

At laparotomy the diagnosis was confirmed.

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Case information

rID: 34794
Case created: 8th Mar 2015
Last edited: 28th Dec 2015
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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