Ovarian pregnancy: Association with IUD, pelvic pathology and recurrent abortion

J. Reichman, J. A. Goldman*, D. Feldberg

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Six cases of ovarian pregnancy were reviewed and their relationship with the IUD, fibromyoma of the uterus and previous spontaneous abortion was examined. In fact, 5 patients had an IUD in situ, in 2 women fibroids were found; 4 of the women had spontaneous abortions in their past history. The latter fact has been discussed, and it is suggested that this association may possibly contribute to an early diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy resulting in improved chances for conservative microsurgery. Attention is drawn to the fact that the diagnosis of ovarian pregnancy is often made only on microscopic examination. Thus, it is concluded that the true incidence of ovarian pregnancy may be higher than is apparent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-337
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1981


  • IUD
  • ovarian pregnancy
  • recurrent abortion


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