Review article

Advanced extra-uterine pregnancy: A review of the literature

S Ramphal, O P Khaliq, J Moodley

Abstract


Advanced extra-uterine pregnancies, although uncommon, are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis is essential. A high index of suspicion is necessary and ultrasound examination is probably the most suitable investigative tool to date. Conservative management with the aim of fetal viability in pregnancies >24 weeks’ gestation is an appropriate form of management and does not adversely affect maternal morbidity and mortality.

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S Ramphal, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Clinical Medicine, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

O P Khaliq, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Clinical Medicine, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

J Moodley, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Clinical Medicine, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

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South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2020;26(3):121-125. DOI:10.7196/sajog.1641

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Date submitted: 2021-11-04
Date published: 2021-11-04

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