From Hurt to Healing; A Time Based Need to Review Cutoff of Medical Management of Ectopic Pregnancy

  • Aqsa Ikram ul haq Senior Registrar Gynae/Obs Holy Family Hospital
  • Shama Bashir
  • Nadia Sadiq Senior Registrar Gynae/Obs Holy Family Hospital
  • Nabeela Waheed
  • Umm e Aqsa
  • Madeeha Rashid Postgraduate trainee Gynae/Obs Holy Family Hospital

Abstract

Ectopic pregnancy occurs when a developing embryo implants at a site other than the endometrium of the uterine cavity, most commonly within the fallopian tube. The incidence of ectopic pregnancy is estimated to be approximately 2% of all pregnancies but there is 4-fold increase in its incidence over the last 20 years .It is one of the most common gynecologic emergencies. Maternal mortality related to  ectopic pregnancy has plummeted over the last two decades due to the availability of quantitative beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (b-hCG) testing, transvaginal ultrasound, and laparoscopy, which allow for early diagnosis and intervention.

Published
2022-10-06
Section
Case Report