Misdiagnosing Tubal Pregnancy: A Fortunate Mistake or a Challenging ConcernCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Shubha Rao,
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal-576104, Karnataka, India.
Early pregnancy scan and a good antenatal care are the most important entities which most of the rural areas in India lack. Here, we report a case of late tubal pregnancy who was mistakenly diagnosed as abdominal pregnancy. Intraoperative findings showed an unruptured 16 weeks tubal ectopic pregnancy which states that at such an advanced gestation it would be very difficult to diagnose either. This states the importance of an early ultrasound diagnosis of an intra-uterine pregnancy especially in developing countries which is required in each and every antenatal patient to ensure a safe and a healthy pregnancy.
Abdominal pregnancy, Diagnostic dilemma, Tubal ectopic pregnancy
Anjali Mundkur, Shubha Rao, Jyothi Shetty. MISDIAGNOSING TUBAL PREGNANCY: A FORTUNATE MISTAKE OR A CHALLENGING CONCERN. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 January [cited: 2019 Jan 22 ]; 13:QD03-QD04. Available from
Date of Submission: Aug 05, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Sep 17, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Oct 15, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jan 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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