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Pictorial essay


Revisiting ectopic pregnancy: a pictorial essay.

Artemis PetridesCheryl DinglasMartin ChavezSharon TaylorSabrina Mahboob
Department of Radiology and Department Obstetrics and Gynecology, Winthrop University Hospital, New YorkDepartment of Radiology, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, New York, USA
Date of Submission: 20-Mar-2014, Date of Acceptance: 27-May-2014, Date of Web Publication: 30-Jul-2014.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Artemis Petrides

259 1st street, Mineola, New York 11501, USA.
E-mail: apetrides@winthrop.org

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Artemis Petrides

259 1st street, Mineola, New York 11501, USA.
E-mail: apetrides@winthrop.org

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.137817 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Ectopic pregnancies occur in approximately 1.4% of all pregnancies and account for 15% of pregnancy-related deaths. Considering the high degree of mortality, recognizing an ectopic pregnancy is important. Signs and symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy are nonspecific and include pain, vaginal bleeding, and an adnexal mass. Therefore, imaging can play a critical role in diagnosis. There are different types of ectopic pregnancies, which are tubal, cornual, cesarean scar, cervical, heterotopic, abdominal, and ovarian. Initial imaging evaluation of pregnant patients with pelvic symptoms is by ultrasonography, transabdominal, transvaginal or both. We review the sonographic appearance of different types of ectopic pregnancies that will aid in accurate and prompt diagnosis.
Keywords: Cervical, Cesarean Scar, Cornual, Heterotopic, Ultrasonography Of Ectopic Pregnancy

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