Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 280, Issue 1, pp 115–117 | Cite as

Omental trophoblastic implants after surgical management of ectopic pregnancy

  • Dario Bucella
  • Frédéric Buxant
  • Vincent Anaf
  • Philippe Simon
  • Isabelle Fayt
  • Jean-Christophe Noël
Case Report


Peritoneal implants secondary to a tubal ectopic pregnancy or extratubal omental secondary trophoblastic implants (ESTI) are a rare entity often underestimated or unknown. It can be responsible of rising in the ß-hCG titer after salpingectomy for ectopic tubal pregnancy. Moreover, implants on the omentum are exceptional. This particular localization is exceptional and its physiopathology, diagnosis, surgical management and follow-up are discussed in this paper.


Extratubal secondary trophoblastic implants ESTI Omentum Ectopic pregnancy Trophoblast Peritoneum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dario Bucella
    • 1
    • 3
  • Frédéric Buxant
    • 1
  • Vincent Anaf
    • 1
  • Philippe Simon
    • 1
  • Isabelle Fayt
    • 2
  • Jean-Christophe Noël
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GynaecologyErasme University Hospital, Free University of Brussels (ULB)BrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Department of PathologyErasme University Hospital, Free University of Brussels (ULB)BrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Service de GynécologieHôpital Universitaire ErasmeBrusselsBelgium

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