MRI of early unruptured ectopic pregnancy: detection of gestational sac

Mizuki Nishino, Katsumi Hayakawa, Kiyoshi Kawamata, Kazuhiro Iwasaku, Kosho Takasu
Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography 2002, 26 (1): 134-7
We report two cases of unruptured tubal pregnancy that were evaluated on MRI at 5 weeks' gestation. In both cases, MRI revealed gestational sac-like structures surrounded by thickened walls outside the ovaries. At the periphery of gestational sac-like structures, small amounts of fresh blood were also identified. These findings highly indicate ectopic pregnancy in a patient with elevated human chorionic gonadotropin level.

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