Cervical Pregnancy Masquerading as an Incomplete Abortion- A Learning Lesson QD04-QD05
Dr. Namrata Kumar,
538/925 Triveni Nagar, Lucknow-226020, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Cervical pregnancy is a rare site of ectopic pregnancy compared to tubal. The trophoblast implant into the cervical tissue and become a potentially dangerous site of torrential haemorrhage. The widespread use of Ultrasonography (USG) has led to a dramatic increase in the detection rates of extra uterine pregnancy. We hereby report an interesting case of extra uterine pregnancy with a unique situation where only a high index of suspicion prevented an iatrogenic mishap. The patient was referred as a case of incomplete abortion with a documented report of minimal retained products. Because of a high index of suspicion a serum beta Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) was sent prior to deciding for discharge. This indeed turned as a major change in the diagnosis of the case as the serum beta hCG was elevated. On re-evaluation, we diagnosed it as a case of cervical pregnancy which was successfully managed medically.