Ectopic pregnancy in a preexisting hydrosalpinx during a spontaneous pregnancy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: To discuss the possible role of abnormal embryo migration as a cause of ectopic pregnancy during IVF with hydrosalpinges. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: University-based reproductive endocrinology and fertility clinic. PATIENT(S): A patient presenting with a tubal ectopic pregnancy after spontaneous conception in a preexisting hydrosalpinx. INTERVENTION(S): Laparoscopic salpingectomy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Ultrasound and operative findings. RESULT(S): Case demonstration of abnormal embryo migration into a surgically documented preexisting hydrosalpinx during a spontaneous conception. CONCLUSION(S): The mechanism of increased tubal ectopic pregnancy rates during IVF with hydrosalpinges remains unexplained. This case supports abnormal embryo migration due to the hydrosalpinx as a contributing factor.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Garde, RV; Jovanovic, VP; Couchman, GM; Walmer, DK; Price, TM

Published Date

  • October 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 86 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1001.e11 - 1001.e13

PubMed ID

  • 16949588

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1556-5653

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2006.02.123


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States