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Ovarian ectopic pregnancy- a case report


Int J Med Res Health Sci. |

Authors: Hiremath PB, Nidhi Bansal, SPArunkumar, Lavanya M, Sandhya Panjeta Gulia, Premaleela KGM, Reshma Hiremath
Int J Med Res Health Sci. 2014;3(4):1010-1012 | |DOI:10.5958/2319-5886.2014.00040.X


Ectopic pregnancy (implantation anywhere outside the normal uterine cavity) is the most common pregnancy complication leading to mortality. In the era of artificial reproductive techniques and liberated life style, ectopic pregnancy is not rare. However, ovarian pregnancy is an uncommonly encountered variety of ectopic pregnancy, and a definitive preoperative diagnosis is very challenging. Intraoperative findings and histopathology usually provide the final diagnosis. High serum beta human chorionic gonadotrophin levels, lack of an intrauterine gestational sac, tubo ovarian mass on ultrasonography (USG), patient’s risk factors, in addition to the Spiegelberg’s criteria gives a high probability of ovarian pregnancy. Management with surgical approach is required in all cases. We have made an attempt to present a case of ovarian pregnancy, consistent with Spiegelberg’s criteria. Our case demonstrates the difficulty in preoperative and intra operative diagnosis of ovarian ectopic, the final confirmation has been made by histopathology.

Keywords: Ectopic pregnancy, Ovary, Risk factor, Haemoperitoneum, Pelvic inflammatory disease.

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