A Case of Heterotopic Pregnancy

Authors

  • Kaberi Majumder Department of Radiology and Imaging, Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College, Chittagong
  • Anisul Moula Department of Radiology and Imaging, Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College, Chittagong

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v14i1.22888

Keywords:

Heterotopic pregnancy, Ectopic pregnancy, Ultrasonography

Abstract

We are presenting a case report of heterotopic pregnancy, which is diagnosed during ultrasound examination of a gravid woman, 23 year old, referred from outpatient department. Heterotopic pregnancy is a rare obstetrics phenomenon and carries a significant natural morbidity and mortality due to risk of rupture of the ectopic pregnancy. Clinicians and sonographers may fall into a false sense of security when an intrauterine gestational sac is identified. This results in inadequate inspection of the adnexae and remaining structures during ultrasonography despite a strong initial clinical suspicion of ectopic pregnancy. Hence, a thorough ultrasonographic examination is needed in managing these patients, especially when there is a high suspicion of ectopic pregnancy or in the presence of pelvic free fluid even when an intrauterine pregnancy is identified.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v14i1.22888

Chatt Maa Shi Hosp Med Coll J; Vol.14 (1); Jan 2015; Page 64-66

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Published

2015-04-05

How to Cite

Majumder, K., & Moula, A. (2015). A Case of Heterotopic Pregnancy. Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College Journal, 14(1), 64–66. https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v14i1.22888

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