Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 278, Issue 2, pp 191–193

Ovarian ectopic pregnancy after ICSI-ET: a case report and literature review

  • Polat Dursun
  • Murat Gultekin
  • Hulusi B. Zeyneloglu
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00404-008-0562-2

Cite this article as:
Dursun, P., Gultekin, M. & Zeyneloglu, H.B. Arch Gynecol Obstet (2008) 278: 191. doi:10.1007/s00404-008-0562-2

Abstract

Introduction

Primary ovarian ectopic pregnancy (OEP) is one of the the rarest form of extratubal pregnancies and its pathophysciological mechanism is not fully understood. On the otherhand, OEP after intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection with embryo transfer (ICSI-ET) is even more rare and just a few cases have been reported in literature.

Materials and methods

A case with OEP after ICSI-ET presented and managed by conservative laparoscopic approach. Also, literature associated with OEP after ICSI-ET have been summarized. Pubmed search using “Ovarian ectopic pregnancy” and “ICSI-ET” keywords revealed four similar case in the literature.

Conclusion

Underlying pathophysiological mechanism of OEP after ICSI-ET is unclear. Indeed, gynecologists should be aware about the development of the OEP after ICSI-ET. Early diagnosis will give the opportunity to use conservative managements for these infertile patients.

Keywords

Ectopic pregnancyOvarian ectopic pregnancyIntracytoplasmic sperm injectionEmbrio transferIVFLaparoscopy

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Polat Dursun
    • 1
  • Murat Gultekin
    • 1
  • Hulusi B. Zeyneloglu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyBaskent University School of MedicineAnkaraTurkey