Unruptured left cornual pregnancy with a high serum beta-hCG: a case report

Nirmala CK, and Lim PS, and Norzilawati MN, and Zainul RAZ, and Mohd. Hashim O, (2011) Unruptured left cornual pregnancy with a high serum beta-hCG: a case report. Journal of Surgical Academia, 1 (1). pp. 55-57. ISSN 2231-7481

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Ectopic pregnancy in the interstitial part of the fallopian tube (cornual pregnancy) is a rare condition but can be fatal. Traditionally, the treatment had been cornual resection or hysterectomy. More conservative approaches had been advocated recently. There is no consensus on the dose or number of methotrexate injections that should be used in the treatment of interstitial pregnancies. Single dose intramuscular methotrexate is one of the treatment options. However, the failure rate is higher if the serum -hCG (beta-human chorionic gonadotrophin) level is more than 5000 IU/L. We report a case of cornual ectopic pregnancy with high initial serum -hCG level being successfully treated with multiple doses of systemic methotrexate. MRI was used to assess clinical resolution of cornual ectopic pregnancy.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Pregnancy; cornual; ectopic; methotrexate; hCG; MRI
Journal:Journal of Surgical Academia
ID Code:928
Deposited By: Ms Arzian
Deposited On:18 Apr 2011 00:58
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:28

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