Ectopic Pregnancy: Diagnosis and Management by Isabel Stabile

By Isabel Stabile

This concise but immensely sensible guide presents the busy clinician with a self-contained account of the analysis and administration of ectopic being pregnant. Such pregnancies, which improve outdoors the traditional confines of the uterine hollow space, are a comparatively universal occurence and there's a few facts their occurrence is expanding. there's hence a necessity for a pragmatic and targeted account which assesses and evaluates the real scientific concerns. The emphasis all through is to obviously summarise and supply fast strategies to the main tough difficulties posed through ectopic being pregnant. The textual content is absolutely supported by way of various and worthy ultrasound pictures, line diagrams illustrating surgical thoughts, and through highlighted summaries of key evidence and selection timber.

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Very early pregnancy detection with endovaginal ultrasound. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 72, 200-204. , Stabile, I. (1993). Ectopic pregnancy: are biochemical tests at all useful? British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 100, 510-511. , Lindblom, B. (1990). Single progesterone assay for early recognition of abnormal pregnancy. Human Reproduction, 5, 622—626. , Stuckensen, J. , Rumpf, D. (1989). Early pregnancy wastage following late implantation of embryos after IVF/ET. Human Reproduction, 4: 714—717.

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Lind, T. (1983). Unsuspected pregnancy loss in healthy women. Lancet, 1126—1127. 1 Introduction The role of ultrasonography in suspected ectopic gestation is to localise the pregnancy. If intrauterine, ectopic pregnancy is excluded as the combination of intra- and extrauterine pregnancy (heterotopic pregnancy) is exceedingly rare in spontaneous conceptions; however, failed intrauterine pregnancy (missed, complete and incomplete abortion) may be indistinguishable from ectopic pregnancy. The introduction of transvaginal sonography (TVS) using high frequency transducers has proved a major advance in this area.

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