Abdominal pregnancy following in vitro fertilization in a patient with previous bilateral salpingectomy

Benjamin Fisch, Yoav Peled, Boris Kaplan, Sergei Zehavi, Alexander Neri

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Abstract

Background: We present the first case of abdominal pregnancy after in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer in a patient without oviducts. Case: A 38-year-old woman, who previously had had two salpingectomies because of two tubal pregnancies, was admitted to our department with intermittent vaginal bleeding and abdominal pain, 21 days after embryo transfer. Exploratory laparotomy revealed a moderate amount of blood in the peritoneal cavity and a mass consisting of blood clots and tissue fragments attached to the posterior aspect of the right broad ligament. Pathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis of abdominal pregnancy. Conclusion: Abdominal pregnancy may be the outcome of embryo transfer and should hence be considered a potential complication of the procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)642-643
Number of pages2
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Volume88
Issue number4 II SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1996

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