Massive ascites due to abdominal pregnancy.
Authors: Ross, J A; Hacket, E; Lawton, F; Jurkovic, D
Source: Human Reproduction, Volume 12, Number 2, February 1997 , pp. 390-391(2)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:We describe a case of an abdominal pregnancy which presented in the first trimester with rapid accumulation of blood stained ascites. The ascites resolved completely following surgical removal of a gestational sac from the peritoneal cavity. The pathophysiology of ascites in this case may be similar to that in cases of ascites in other non-malignant gynaecological conditions.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1997-02-01
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