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Title: Ultrasound diagnosis and management of ectopic pregnancy
Authors: Vassallo, Pierre
Keywords: Ectopic pregnancy
Pregnancy -- Complications
Ectopic pregnancy -- Treatment
Ectopic pregnancy -- Diagnosis
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Vassallo, P. (2016). Ultrasound diagnosis and management of ectopic pregnancy. The Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Network, 15(6), 28-30.
Abstract: Ectopic pregnancy is defined as the presence of a gestational sac outside the uterine cavity and has a prevalence of approximately 2%. Ninety-five percent of ectopic pregnancies occur in the non-interstitial portion of the fallopian tube (infundibulum, ampulla or isthmus) (Fig 1). The main presenting features of an ectopic gestation are vaginal bleeding and abdominal/pelvic pain occurring during the first trimester of pregnancy; a prevalence of ectopic pregnancy of up to 18% has been reported for women presenting with these symptoms. Transvaginal Ultrasound (TVUS) combined with serial measurement of serum Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (HCG) are the tools used for the diagnosis and management of ectopic pregnancy.
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