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Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 271, Issue 2, pp 178–181 | Cite as

A misdiagnosed case of caesarean scar pregnancy

  • Jens Einenkel
  • Patrick Stumpp
  • Sabrina Kösling
  • Lars-Christian Horn
  • Michael Höckel
Case Report

Abstract

Case report

We report a case of an ectopic pregnancy in a caesarean section scar, which was initially misdiagnosed despite using ultrasound. For the first time, a strongly vascularised pelvic tumour developed while the titre of serum human chorionic gonadotrophin decreased after a curettage abortion for an unwanted pregnancy.

Outcome

Due to uncontrollable haemorrhage, an emergency hysterectomy had to be performed 8 weeks later.

Keywords

Ectopic pregnancy Caesarean section Abortion 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens Einenkel
    • 1
  • Patrick Stumpp
    • 2
  • Sabrina Kösling
    • 3
  • Lars-Christian Horn
    • 4
  • Michael Höckel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  3. 3.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyMartin-Luther-University Halle-WittenbergHalle/SaaleGermany
  4. 4.Institute of PathologyUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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