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Laparoscopic management of an ovarian ectopic pregnancy: case report.

Authors
  • Patel, Y
  • Wanyonyi, S Z
  • Rana, F S
Type
Published Article
Journal
East African Medical Journal
Publisher
African Journals Online
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2008
Volume
85
Issue
4
Pages
201–204
Identifiers
PMID: 18700354
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Ovarian pregnancy is a rare variant of ectopic gestation. The diagnosis is often made at surgery and requires histological confirmation. The condition has not been reported locally and its diagnosis is easily missed. A case of an ovarian ectopic pregnancy in a 41 year old para 1 + 1 with secondary infertility is reported. The patient presented with lower abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding at six weeks gestation with a serum B-hCG of 79.12 mlU/L. An ultrasound showed a complex left adnexal mass. She underwent a diagnostic and operative laparoscopy. A left oophorectomy was performed due to difficulty in achieving haemostasis.

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