heterotopic pregnancy


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ec·top·ic preg·nan·cy

the implantation and development of a blastocyst outside the cavity of the uterus.

heterotopic pregnancy

a pregnancy that is both intrauterine and extrauterine.

heterotopic pregnancy

Combined intrauterine and extrauterine pregnancies.
See also: pregnancy
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3] The present case that we report is of a heterotopic pregnancy developed during a spontaneous conception without any known risk factors like PID, tuberculosis, infertility, etc.
The incidence of heterotopic pregnancy has increased over the last 50 years, being 400 times more common when using assisted reproductive techniques compared with spontaneous pregnancies.
Heterotopic pregnancy following ovulation induction by Clomiphene and a healthy live birth: a case report.
4-6) Here, we describe a triplet heterotopic pregnancy with intrauterine twins diagnosed in the late first trimester at laparoscopy after empiric treatment for diverticulitis failed to relieve the patient's symptoms.
In addition, ovulation-inducing drugs and ovarian stimulation increase the number of eggs available for conception, with a greater risk of multiple gestation and heterotopic pregnancy.
Vaginal bleeding occurs rarely in heterotopic pregnancy, compared to ectopic pregnancy.
Alsunaidi M: an unexpected spontaneous triplet heterotopic pregnancy, Saudi med J 2005, 26 (1): 136-138.
PATHOGENESIS: In the general population, the major risk factors for heterotopic pregnancy are the same as those for ectopic pregnancy.
Engdayehu D (1), Bekuretsion Y Heterotopic pregnancy in a young adult: a case report.
Out of 35 unruptured cases 11 were managed surgically, the reasons being: 5 cases needed sterilization3 cases had high beta HCG titres of > 10000, one was live ectopic, one with large ectopic mass and one case of heterotopic pregnancy with live IU Pregnancy.
5) Reece et al regard the common presenting signs and symptoms for heterotopic pregnancy as abdominal pain, adnexal mass, peritoneal irritation, and an enlarged uterus.
DISCUSSION: Heterotopic pregnancy is otherwise a rare entity in patients with spontaneous conception.