Ovarian ectopic pregnancy after ICSI-ET: a case report and literature review
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- Dursun, P., Gultekin, M. & Zeyneloglu, H.B. Arch Gynecol Obstet (2008) 278: 191. doi:10.1007/s00404-008-0562-2
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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.
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.