Advanced Abdominal Pregnancy: A Diagnostic and Management Dilemma

Dahiya, Krishna; Sharma, Damyanti
June 2007
Journal of Gynecologic Surgery;Summer2007, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p69
Academic Journal
Advanced abdominal pregnancy is a complex condition that demands challenging management. Delays in diagnosis are mainly the result of difficulties in clinical assessment caused by a variance in presentation. A high index of suspicion may reduce diagnostic error. A careful clinical examination, coupled with investigatory aids, such as X-ray, ultrasonography, and magnetic resonance imaging, will clinch the diagnosis. A case of advanced secondary abdominal pregnancy is presented in this paper. The diagnostic and management problems associated with abdominal pregnancy are also discussed. (J GYNECOL SURG 23:69)


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