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Tubal Ectopic Pregnancy
Fauzia Vandermeer, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Ectopic pregnancy (EP); tubal pregnancy
            • Definitions

              • Implantation of embryo within fallopian tube

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    PATHOLOGY

                    • General Features

                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                      • Presentation

                        • Demographics

                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                            • Treatment

                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                              • Consider

                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                  Selected References

                                  1. Frates MC et al: Adnexal sonographic findings in ectopic pregnancy and their correlation with tubal rupture and human chorionic gonadotropin levels. J Ultrasound Med. 33(4):697-703, 2014
                                  2. Ko JK et al: Time to revisit the human chorionic gonadotropin discriminatory level in the management of pregnancy of unknown location. J Ultrasound Med. 33(3):465-71, 2014
                                  3. Wang M et al: Nonsurgical management of live tubal ectopic pregnancy by ultrasound-guided local injection and systemic methotrexate. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 21(4):642-9, 2014
                                  4. Mathlouthi N et al: [Ultrasound diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy : prospective study of 200 cases.] Tunis Med. 91(4):254-7, 2013
                                  5. Doubilet PM et al: Diagnostic criteria for nonviable pregnancy early in the first trimester. N Engl J Med. 369(15):1443-51, 2013
                                  6. Rana P et al: Ectopic pregnancy: a review. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 288(4):747-57, 2013
                                  7. Casikar I et al: Ectopic pregnancy: Ultrasound diagnosis in modern management. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 55(2):402-9, 2012
                                  8. Bignardi T et al: Is ultrasound the new gold standard for the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy? Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 29(2):114-20, 2008
                                  9. Lin EP et al: Diagnostic clues to ectopic pregnancy. Radiographics. 28(6):1661-71, 2008
                                  10. Blaivas M et al: Reliability of adnexal mass mobility in distinguishing possible ectopic pregnancy from corpus luteum cysts. J Ultrasound Med. 24(5):599-603; quiz 605, 2005
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                                  KEY FACTS

                                  • Terminology

                                    • Imaging

                                      • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                        • Clinical Issues

                                          • Diagnostic Checklist

                                            TERMINOLOGY

                                            • Synonyms

                                              • Ectopic pregnancy (EP); tubal pregnancy
                                            • Definitions

                                              • Implantation of embryo within fallopian tube

                                            IMAGING

                                            • General Features

                                              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                    • General Features

                                                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                      • Presentation

                                                        • Demographics

                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                            • Treatment

                                                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                              • Consider

                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                  Selected References

                                                                  1. Frates MC et al: Adnexal sonographic findings in ectopic pregnancy and their correlation with tubal rupture and human chorionic gonadotropin levels. J Ultrasound Med. 33(4):697-703, 2014
                                                                  2. Ko JK et al: Time to revisit the human chorionic gonadotropin discriminatory level in the management of pregnancy of unknown location. J Ultrasound Med. 33(3):465-71, 2014
                                                                  3. Wang M et al: Nonsurgical management of live tubal ectopic pregnancy by ultrasound-guided local injection and systemic methotrexate. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 21(4):642-9, 2014
                                                                  4. Mathlouthi N et al: [Ultrasound diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy : prospective study of 200 cases.] Tunis Med. 91(4):254-7, 2013
                                                                  5. Doubilet PM et al: Diagnostic criteria for nonviable pregnancy early in the first trimester. N Engl J Med. 369(15):1443-51, 2013
                                                                  6. Rana P et al: Ectopic pregnancy: a review. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 288(4):747-57, 2013
                                                                  7. Casikar I et al: Ectopic pregnancy: Ultrasound diagnosis in modern management. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 55(2):402-9, 2012
                                                                  8. Bignardi T et al: Is ultrasound the new gold standard for the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy? Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 29(2):114-20, 2008
                                                                  9. Lin EP et al: Diagnostic clues to ectopic pregnancy. Radiographics. 28(6):1661-71, 2008
                                                                  10. Blaivas M et al: Reliability of adnexal mass mobility in distinguishing possible ectopic pregnancy from corpus luteum cysts. J Ultrasound Med. 24(5):599-603; quiz 605, 2005