Pregnancy of unknown location

Boshoff, I.
May 2010
Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum;May2010, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p59
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the pregnancy of unknown location (PUL). It describes diagnostic tests for PUL including transvaginal ultrasound examination (TVS), serum human chorionic gonadotropin (s-hCG), and progesterone concentration. It discusses possible distribution sites of ectopic pregnancies including tubal, cervical, interstitial, ovarian, heterotopic, cesarean scar and abdominal pregnancies. It suggests that because of the variable locations of fetus, fetal movements may be painful and the fetus may assume an unusual life if undetected until an advanced gestational age.


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