Intramural ectopic pregnancy: a case and review of the literature

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2013 Jun;168(2):129-33. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2012.12.036. Epub 2013 Jan 31.

Abstract

An intramural ectopic is a rare type of ectopic pregnancy in which the gestational sac is implanted within the myometrium, separate from the endometrial cavity and Fallopian tubes. There are only 53 cases in the published literature. We report a case of intramural ectopic pregnancy treated surgically and review the published data on this rare type of ectopic pregnancy, with respect to aetiology, diagnosis and management.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Pain / etiology
  • Abortion, Therapeutic
  • Adult
  • Chorionic Gonadotropin / blood
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy, Ectopic / blood
  • Pregnancy, Ectopic / diagnosis
  • Pregnancy, Ectopic / pathology
  • Pregnancy, Ectopic / physiopathology*
  • Pregnancy, Tubal / diagnosis
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Up-Regulation
  • Uterine Rupture / etiology*
  • Uterine Rupture / surgery
  • Uterus / pathology
  • Uterus / surgery

Substances

  • Chorionic Gonadotropin