Rupture of ectopic pregnancy in women with low and declining serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin concentrations

Fertil Steril. 1991 Oct;56(4):786-7. doi: 10.1016/s0015-0282(16)54619-6.


Rupture of tubal EP in two women whose serum beta-hCG levels were low and declining was reported. It suggests that low and falling serum beta-hCG levels are not always associated with resolution of EP and tubal rupture can still occur.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chorionic Gonadotropin / blood*
  • Chorionic Gonadotropin, beta Subunit, Human
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Peptide Fragments / blood*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy, Ectopic / blood*
  • Rupture, Spontaneous


  • Chorionic Gonadotropin
  • Chorionic Gonadotropin, beta Subunit, Human
  • Peptide Fragments