International Journal of Reproductive Medicine
Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences of Yazd
Vol. 9, No. 4, 2011, pp. 319-321
Bioline Code: rm11049
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge
International Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Vol. 9, No. 4, 2011, pp. 319-321
© Copyright 2011 Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine.
Heterotopic pregnancy following induction of ovulation with clomiphene citrate|
Ghandi, Sedigheh; Ahmadi, Raheleh & Fazel, Mahmoud
Background: Although heterotopic gestation is common in assisted reproductive techniques, it is very rare in natural conception and clomiphene induced pregnancy. Diagnosis and appropriate intervention of heterotopic pregnancy requires a high index of suspicious.
Case: In this paper a case of heterotopic pregnancy in a 30-year old woman with hemoperitoneum from ruptured tubal pregnancy with live intrauterine gestation at 9 weeks of gestation is reported.
Conclusion: This case suggests that a heterotopic pregnancy must always be considered particularly after the induction of ovulation by clomiphene citrate or assisted reproductive technology. Every clinician treating women of reproductive age should keep this diagnosis in mind. It also demonstrates that early diagnosis is essential in order to salvage the intrauterine pregnancy and avoid maternal morbidity and mortality.
Heterotopic, Assisted conception, Clomiphene
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