Cervical Pregnancy Masquerading as an Incomplete Abortion- A Learning LessonCorrespondence Address :
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.
Ectopic, Foley, Methotrexate, Tamponade
Namrata Kumar, Smriti Agrawal, Vinita Das, Anjoo Agrawal. CERVICAL PREGNANCY MASQUERADING AS
AN INCOMPLETE ABORTION- A LEARNING
LESSON. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 March [cited: 2017 Apr 30 ]; 11:QD04-QD05. Available from
Date of Submission: Oct 25, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Nov 23, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Dec 08, 2016
Date of Publishing: Mar 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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