Survival of the cornual pregnancy in a heterotopic gestation after in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We present a case of combined intrauterine and cornual (interstitial) pregnancy after IVF-ET, with survival of the infant after the cornual pregnancy. The diagnosis of this rare phenomenon is difficult; a high index of suspicion and frequently ultrasound monitoring may enable early diagnosis in other forms of heterotopic pregnancy. Although the benefits of IVF-ET far outweight the risks of ectopic pregnancy, it is imperative that physicians who care for these patients be fully aware of the possibility of such a complication in this high-risk population.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Beck, P; Silverman, M; Oehninger, S; Muasher, SJ; Acosta, AA; Rosenwaks, Z

Published Date

  • April 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 53 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 732 - 734

PubMed ID

  • 2180750

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0015-0282

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0015-0282(16)53473-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States