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dc.contributor.authorAlao, A
dc.contributor.authorDasgupta, J
dc.contributor.authorBiswas, Bivas
dc.date.accessioned2023-01-11T16:05:23Z
dc.date.available2023-01-11T16:05:23Z
dc.identifier.citationBMJ Case Rep. 2023 Jan 4;16(1):e253396. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2022-253396.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/16089
dc.description.abstractThough there is no definite agreement on diagnostic criteria or definition of chronic ectopic pregnancy (CEP), it could be deemed to be a variant of pregnancy of unknown location with non-specific clinical signs and symptoms. This was a case of a para 2+2 who presented with lower abdominal pain and bleeding per vaginum, and initial ultrasound was suggestive of a tubo-ovarian abscess/mass. With a further MRI scan and a diagnostic laparoscopy, she was found to have a CEP and had a laparoscopic salpingectomy for management. The diagnosis of CEP could be quite challenging as a result of the protracted symptoms, often negative/low serum B-HCG and ultrasound features mimicking a pelvic mass. A high index of suspicion is needed, and an MRI scan and diagnostic laparoscopy often aid in diagnosis and management.
dc.subjectEctopic Pregnancyen_US
dc.titleChronic ectopic pregnancy presenting as a suspected tubo-ovarian abscess: a diagnostic dilemma.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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refterms.dateFOA2023-01-11T16:05:24Z
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html.description.abstractThough there is no definite agreement on diagnostic criteria or definition of chronic ectopic pregnancy (CEP), it could be deemed to be a variant of pregnancy of unknown location with non-specific clinical signs and symptoms. This was a case of a para 2+2 who presented with lower abdominal pain and bleeding per vaginum, and initial ultrasound was suggestive of a tubo-ovarian abscess/mass. With a further MRI scan and a diagnostic laparoscopy, she was found to have a CEP and had a laparoscopic salpingectomy for management. The diagnosis of CEP could be quite challenging as a result of the protracted symptoms, often negative/low serum B-HCG and ultrasound features mimicking a pelvic mass. A high index of suspicion is needed, and an MRI scan and diagnostic laparoscopy often aid in diagnosis and management.en_US
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