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J. Clin. Med. 2013, 2(4), 214-219; doi:10.3390/jcm2040214
Case Report

Laparoscopic Surgery for Ovarian Pregnancy using Diathermy Hook with Conservation of Ovary: A Case Report and Literature Review

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Received: 6 September 2013; in revised form: 10 October 2013 / Accepted: 23 October 2013 / Published: 31 October 2013
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Abstract: A 31-year-old woman presented with a 7-week history of irregular vaginal bleeding without abdominal pain. She had been using the intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) for the last 3 years. A pregnancy test was positive and subsequent serum beta human chorionic gonadotropin (β-HCG) was 4992 mIU/mL. A transvaginal ultrasound scan demonstrated an empty uterus with an associated adnexal mass but no free fluid. A right primary ovarian ectopic pregnancy was diagnosed a laparoscopy. This was managed laparoscopically using monopolar diathermy hook with conservation of the ovary and minimal blood loss. Ovarian pregnancy is rare, especially in women without the classical risk factors for tubal pregnancy, and efforts should be made to exclude ectopic pregnancy in the absence of abdominal pain in a woman of reproductive age presenting with prolonged and irregular vaginal bleeding. Methods to conserve the ovary are also encouraged in cases of ovarian pregnancy.
Keywords: ovarian pregnancy; ectopic pregnancy; diathermy hook; laparoscopic surgery ovarian pregnancy; ectopic pregnancy; diathermy hook; laparoscopic surgery
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Gebeh, A.K.; Amoako, A.A.; Joseph, O.; Banerjee, A. Laparoscopic Surgery for Ovarian Pregnancy using Diathermy Hook with Conservation of Ovary: A Case Report and Literature Review. J. Clin. Med. 2013, 2, 214-219.

AMA Style

Gebeh AK, Amoako AA, Joseph O, Banerjee A. Laparoscopic Surgery for Ovarian Pregnancy using Diathermy Hook with Conservation of Ovary: A Case Report and Literature Review. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2013; 2(4):214-219.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Gebeh, Alpha K.; Amoako, Akwasi A.; Joseph, Olakanmi; Banerjee, Asok. 2013. "Laparoscopic Surgery for Ovarian Pregnancy using Diathermy Hook with Conservation of Ovary: A Case Report and Literature Review." J. Clin. Med. 2, no. 4: 214-219.


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