JOURNAL ARTICLE

Pitfalls in cervical ectopic pregnancy diagnosis by emergency physicians using bedside ultrasonography

Dewi Chrestiana, Alfred B Cheng, Nova L Panebianco, Anthony J Dean
American Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014, 32 (4): 397.e1-3
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Pelvic pain and vaginal bleeding are common complaints in pregnant women presenting to emergency department. Cervical ectopic pregnancy (EP) is a rare type of EP, with a higher likelihood of complications if missed. Its sonographic findings can be difficult to distinguish from normal pregnancy or an abortion in progress. In this report, we present a rare case of a cervical EP, diagnosed using bedside ultrasonography, and characterize the pitfalls associated with its diagnosis.

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