Ovarian pregnancy following invitro fertilization in a woman after bilateral salpingectomy: A case report and review of the literature

Hagit Feit, Zvi Leibovitz, Ram Kerner, Ran Keidar, Ron Sagiv

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Abstract

We present a rare case of ovarian pregnancy that occurred in a woman who underwent invitro fertilization (IVF) after bilateral salpingectomy. The patient presented with abdominal pain and a positive pregnancy test. Ovarian pregnancy was diagnosed owing to a suspicious mass detected on ultrasound. She underwent laparoscopy to confirm the diagnosis, which was subsequently verified by histopathological examination. The question that comes in mind is: How did the pregnancy get there? After a review of the literature, we have found a few possible explanations for the mechanism of this rare event. This case emphasizes the need for vigilance in suspecting ectopic pregnancy even in women who have undergone salpingectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675-677
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2015

Keywords

  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Invitro fertilization
  • Laparoscopy
  • Ovarian pregnancy

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