heterotopic pregnancy


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heterotopic pregnancy

[¦hed·ə·rō¦täp·ik ′preg·nən·sē]
(medicine)
Double pregnancy with one fetus within and the other outside the uterus.
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A careful assessment of the adnexa and pelvis should be performed to exclude any possibility of heterotopic pregnancy, especially if the patient is undergoing ovulation induction/ infertility treatment.
It is known as a heterotopic pregnancy and apparently it is extremely rare.
Most ectopic pregnancies--even interstitial pregnancy, heterotopic pregnancy, and ectopic pregnancy in the presence of hemoperitoneum--can be treated through a laparoscopic procedure.