International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine
Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences of Yazd
Vol. 17, No. 12, 2019, pp. 945-950
Bioline Code: rm19097
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine, Vol. 17, No. 12, 2019, pp. 945-950
© Copyright 2019 - Ahmadi et al.
Interstitial ectopic pregnancy diagnosis by three-dimensional ultrasound and its laparoscopic management: A case report|
Ahmadi, Firoozeh; Pahlavan, Fattaneh; Ramezanali, Fariba & Akhbari, Farnaz
Background: Interstitial Ectopic Pregnancy (IEP) is an uncommon type of ectopic
pregnancy with the risk of rupturing and bleeding. The incidence of IEP is about 2-4%
of all EPs. The diagnosis and management are challenging. We present a well-timed
and managed case of IEP.
Case: The case was a 37-yr-old woman presented at the Royan Institute with a
chief complain of sudden onset of pelvic pain and moderate vaginal bleeding, three
weeks after her positive pregnancy test. She had got pregnant with in-vitro fertilization
procedure. She was admitted for a two-dimensional ultrasound (2DUS). The 2DUS
findings showed a gestational sac with live embryo and yolk sac which was located
high in the fundus and eccentric to the endometrium. The suspicion of IEP rose after
the 2DUS findings, the confirmation of further diagnosis was then done by threedimensional
ultrasound, and the treatment was done by laparoscopy. The patient
underwent laparoscopic left corneal resection. She was discharged after two days and
her β-hCG achieved complete resolution (< 5 mIU/mL) after two weeks’ follow-up.
Conclusion: According to the life-threatening complications that are associated with
IEP, acquaintance and suspicion about IEP is important. Specified information that
obtained by three-dimensional ultrasound could be useful for exact locating and
Pregnancy; Ectopic; Diagnostic; Ultrasound; Laparoscopic assisted surgery.
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