European Radiology

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 93–95

Interstitial pregnancy: role of MRI


DOI: 10.1007/s00330-004-2306-4

Cite this article as:
Filhastre, M., Dechaud, H., Lesnik, A. et al. Eur Radiol (2005) 15: 93. doi:10.1007/s00330-004-2306-4


We report the MRI features of two cases of interstitial pregnancy. In both cases, MRI was able to localize the ectopic pregnancy by showing a gestational structure surrounded by a thick wall in the upper part of the uterine wall separated from the endometrium by an uninterrupted junctional zone. Because US may confuse angular and interstitial pregnancies and because interstitial pregnancy has a particular evolutive course, MR imaging may play a key role in the diagnosis and management of women with interstitial pregnancy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Filhastre
    • 1
  • H. Dechaud
    • 2
  • A. Lesnik
    • 1
  • P. Taourel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyLapeyronie HospitalMontpellier Cedex 5France
  2. 2.Department of GynecologyArnaud de Villeneuve HospitalMontpellierFrance