Recurrent heterotopic pregnancy after repeated in-vitro fertilization treatment

Arie Raziel*, Shevah Friedler, Arie Herman, Deborah Strassburger, Ron Maymon, Raphael Ron-El

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We report a rare clinical case of recurrent heterotopic pregnancy in the same patient following in-vitro fertilization treatments. A 27 year old woman, who suffered from infertility for the last 4 years due to male factor, was being treated by intracytoplasmic sperm injection which resulted in two episodes of combined intrauterine and tubal pregnancy, in a 1 year period. The first ended in emergency salpingectomy by laparotomy and missed intrauterine abortion. The second was managed by laparoscopic salpingectomy and the synchronous pregnancy ended in the delivery of twins. The possibility of heterotopic pregnancy and recurrent heterotopic pregnancy, though rare, should be considered by every gynaecologist, especially those who use infertility treatment on patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1810-1812
Number of pages3
JournalHuman Reproduction
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1997


  • Assisted reproductive technology
  • Combined pregnancy
  • Heterotopic pregnancy
  • In-vitro fertilization-embryo transfer


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