TITLE

PRACTICE: EASILY MISSED? Ectopic pregnancy

AUTHOR(S)
Al-Jabri, Sheikha; Malus, Michael; Tulandi, Togas
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;8/14/2010, Vol. 341 Issue 7768, p344
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on ectopic pregnancy. It describes the case of a 33-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department with a five day history of low abdominal pain. Identified factors contributing to misdiagnosis include failure to consider a possible pregnancy, failure to place importance on known risk factors and failure to arrange suitable follow-up, among others. Diagnostic procedures include commercial urine pregnancy test, a combination of transvaginal ultrasound examination and measurement of human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG).
ACCESSION #
53019409

 

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