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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Heterotopic Pregnancy is diagnosed by the presence of multiple pregnancies with one or more intrauterine pregnancies coexisting with an ectopic pregnancy.
With a diagnosis of heterotopic pregnancy (Figure 3), laparotomy was carried out, finding ruptured ampullar right ectopic pregnancy, gravid uterus augmented in size for eight weeks, right salpingectomy was performed without complications; ultrasound monitoring indicated proper fetal growth.
Heterotopic pregnancy following in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer: 12 cases report.
A good history is important to identify risk factors for heterotopic pregnancy such as fertility treatment and tubal pathologies like pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis or previous tubal surgeries.
Govindarajan MJ, rajan R: heterotopic pregnancy in natural conception.
Where ultrasound is not always available, practitioners carrying out salpingectomy for ruptured ectopic pregnancies should bear in mind the plausibleness of heterotopic pregnancy in order to properly handle the uterus.
Live ectopic, heterotopic pregnancy with live intra-uterine sac, intra-peritoneal bleed, unstable patient, patients unsuitable for medical therapy or failed medical therapy cases are selected for surgical management.
INTRODUCTION: Heterotopic pregnancy or combined intrauterine and extrauterine pregnancy was first reported in 1708.
INTRODUCTION: Heterotopic pregnancy is very rare with incidence of about 1 in 30,000 (1).