ectopic gestation


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ectopic gestation

Pregnancy in which the fetus develops outside the uterus.
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Ultrasonic examination indications for early pregnancy include the existence of uterine pregnancy, the number of gestation sac, and the existence of ectopic gestation. 1
Ectopic gestation is a commonly seen acute abdominal disease and also a cause for the death of pregnant women.
(42-45) In their series that included 67 patients with ectopic pregnancies, 128 patients with nonviable intrauterine pregnancies, and 387 patients with normal pregnancies evaluated in an emergency department, Stovall and associates (44) found progesterone levels below 15 ng/mL in 81% of ectopic gestations, 93%of nonviable intrauterine pregnancies, and in less than 11% of normal pregnancies.
Fallopian tube was the commonest site of ectopic gestation in our study with 63.77% ampullary, 20.29% isthmic, 5.80% fimbrial and 1.45% interstitial.
The usual clinical presentation is either infertility or recurrent ectopic gestations. Hysterosalpingography is the imaging modality of choice for Salpingitis isthamica nodosa, which shows fine tiny diverticulae of the fallopian tubes with or without irregular endometrial cavity.
The use of medical management of ectopic gestation has become an accepted alternative to surgical therapy.
AIM: To review all cases of ectopic gestation managed in a tertiary care hospital for a period of one year.
Weekly follow up with beta HCG levels and ultra sound examination are important as low and declining beta HCG levels are not always associated with resolution of ectopic gestation and rupture can occur during conservative management.
Cornual gestation is one of the most hazardous type of ectopic gestation which may often require hysterectomy.
(1) Tubal pregnancies account for 98.3% of all ectopic gestations. (2) Ectopic pregnancy is a major cause of maternal death during the first trimester, accounting for 9 -13% of all pregnancy-associated deaths.
Caesarean Scar Pregnancy (CSP) also known as scar ectopic is the rarest form of all ectopic gestations. The recently reported incidence is ranging from 1/1800-1/2500 of all Caesarean deliveries.
Hydatiform moles were seen in 11(1.25%) and ectopic gestations in 5(0.57%) cases.