Case Report; Heterotopic Pregnancy Following Induction of Ovulation

  • Eric I Archibong Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Abha Maternity Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia
  • Saturday J. Etuk Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria

Abstract

Heterotopic pregnancies are occurring more commonly with the increasing use of assisted reproductive methods. No single investigation can predict the presence of heterotopic pregnancy. Heterotopic pregnancy should be suspected in any patient who presents with lower abdominal pain in the early phase of an obvious intrauterine pregnancy following fertility treatment. Transvaginal ultrasonography is a useful diagnostic adjunct. Early intervention is essential to salvage the intrauterine pregnancy and avoid maternal morbidity and mortality.

Key Words: Pregnancy, Ectopic, Heterotopic, Ovulation Induction

.[Trop J Obstet Gynaecol, 2002, 19: 115-116]

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