Scar Ectopic: A waiting game...?

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Title: Scar Ectopic: A waiting game...?
Authors: Conneely, Collette
Keane, A.
DeTavernier, M. C.
Moran, Mary
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Date: 11-Dec-2015
Abstract: Caesarean scar ectopic pregnancy (CSEP) is a rare occurrence in pregnancy, it’s presentation warrants emergent care. While it is the rarest form of ectopic pregnancy, (1:1,800-1:2,216 of all pregnancies), the incidence is increasing (Rotas et al, 2006). This early study highlighted that the increase is most likely due to the growing number of caesareans being performed. In CSEP, the gestational sac (GS) is implanted within the myometrium of a previous caesarean section scar (Rana et al, 2013). This poster discusses a case where the patient initially presented to the Accident and Emergency Department (A+E), with lower abdominal pain. An overview of her case will be outlined, from initial assessment, diagnosis and management to complete resolution. This case highlights the integral role of the transvaginal ultrasound scan (TVS) in conjunction with serial biochemistry in the management of CSEP. Serial biochemistry involves monitoring the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG).
Type of material: Conference Publication
Copyright (published version): 2015 the Authors
Keywords: Caesarean scarEctopic pregnancyTransvaginal ultrasound pregnancy
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Conference Details: The 47th Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Medical Ultrasound Society: Ultrasound 2015, City Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK, 9 - 11 December 2015
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