TITLE

Blunt Abdominal Trauma with Ruptured 16-Week Cornual Ectopic Pregnancy

AUTHOR(S)
Vorhies, Robert W.; Waswick, William A.; Delmore, James E.; Dort, Jonathan M.; Shaw, John W.
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Jun2004, Vol. 70 Issue 6, p559
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Trauma is the leading cause of nonobstetric morbidity and mortality in pregnancy. Care of the pregnant trauma patient is well documented in the medical literature; however, little has been written about the management of trauma patients with ectopic or cornual pregnancy. Herein, we report the previously undocumented occurrence of a traumatic rupture of a cornual ectopic pregnancy. The use of trauma ultrasound, computerized tomography, as well as obstetrical evaluation prevented an imminent life-threatening complication of this patient's pregnancy.
ACCESSION #
13325190

 

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