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

Combined intrauterine and extrauterine pregnancies.
See also: pregnancy
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A heterotopic pregnancy, although extremely rare, can still occur from a natural conception.
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.
Sonographic appearance of heterotopic pregnancy with ruptured ectopic tubal pregnancy.
Heterotopic pregnancy is a rare form of pregnancy in which two simultaneously pregnancies occur, one intrauterine and one in an ectopic location.
In this article, we discuss the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of heterotopic pregnancy, including the necessity of a high index of suspicion, the unreliability of US imaging in 50% of cases, and the need to avoid curettage in the treatment of ectopic pregnancy until an empty uterus can be confirmed.
She had a heterotopic pregnancy - which it effects just one in 250,000 pregnancies with twin embryos.
The incidence of heterotopic pregnancy after ART is about 0.5-1% according to Mekel and Teal.
INTRODUCTION: Heterotopic pregnancy (HP) is the existence of 2 (or more) simultaneous pregnancies with separate implantation sites, one of which is ectopic.
Interestingly, there was another gestational sac with a yolk sac and fetal node with cardiac activity in the cervix below the internal os (Fig 2), confirming a diagnosis of heterotopic pregnancy.
CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION: heterotopic pregnancy can acutely present with devastating complications which may require prompt diagnosis and specialist treatment.
DISCUSSION: INTRODUCTION: A heterotopic pregnancy is a rare complication of pregnancy in which both extra-uterine (ectopic pregnancy) and intrauterine pregnancy occur simultaneously (1).
(5) Heterotopic pregnancy occurs in 1 in 30, 000 of spontaneous pregnancies, 1 in 900 in clomiphene citrate induced pregnancies, and rises to 1% in assisted reproduction.