Pregnancy. Case Report:The forgotten child—a case of heterotopic, intra-abdominal and intrauterine pregnancy carried to term
Source: Human Reproduction, Volume 14, Number 5, May 1999 , pp. 1372-1374(3)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:Heterotopic pregnancies are estimated to be less frequent than one in 30 000 if no assisted reproduction technologies are performed. Here we report a case which occurred in Tanzania. An abdominal pregnancy at term was first misdiagnosed as an ovarian tumour and diagnosed on the first post-partum day of the intrauterine fetus, which was delivered spontaneously. The abdominal pregnancy was then treated by laparotomy and removal of the placenta. The fetus was alive and healthy. The follow-up of the twins was normal.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Lübeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538 Lübeck, Germany, and 2: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Muhimbili Medical Centre, University of Dar-es-Salaam, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Publication date: May 1999
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