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Year : 2017 | Month : March | Volume : 11 | Issue : 3 | Page : QD04 - QD05

Cervical Pregnancy Masquerading as an Incomplete Abortion- A Learning Lesson

Namrata Kumar, Smriti Agrawal, Vinita Das, Anjoo Agrawal

1. Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. 2. Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. 3. Professor and Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. 4. Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Namrata Kumar,
538/925 Triveni Nagar, Lucknow-226020, Uttar Pradesh, India.
E-mail: dr.nmrata@gmail.com

Abstract

Cervical pregnancy is a rare site of ectopic pregnancy compared to tubal. The trophoblast implant into the cervical tissue and become a potentially dangerous site of torrential haemorrhage. The widespread use of Ultrasonography (USG) has led to a dramatic increase in the detection rates of extra uterine pregnancy. We hereby report an interesting case of extra uterine pregnancy with a unique situation where only a high index of suspicion prevented an iatrogenic mishap. The patient was referred as a case of incomplete abortion with a documented report of minimal retained products. Because of a high index of suspicion a serum beta Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) was sent prior to deciding for discharge. This indeed turned as a major change in the diagnosis of the case as the serum beta hCG was elevated. On re-evaluation, we diagnosed it as a case of cervical pregnancy which was successfully managed medically.

Keywords

Ectopic, Foley, Methotrexate, Tamponade

How to cite this article :

Namrata Kumar, Smriti Agrawal, Vinita Das, Anjoo Agrawal. CERVICAL PREGNANCY MASQUERADING AS AN INCOMPLETE ABORTION- A LEARNING LESSON. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 March [cited: 2017 Apr 28 ]; 11:QD04-QD05. Available from
http://jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=March&volume=11&issue=3&page=QD04-QD05&id=9468

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/25052.9468

Date of Submission: Oct 25, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Nov 23, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Dec 08, 2016
Date of Publishing: Mar 01, 2017

Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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