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J Korean Soc Emerg Med > Volume 15(5); 2004 > Article
Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2004;15(5): 413-416.
Retroperitoneal Ectopic Pregnancy: A Case Report
Ki Myoung Kim, Woon Jeoung Lee, Si Kyoung Jeong, Se Min Choi, Kyu Nam Park, Won Jae Lee, Se Kyung Kim
Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. limleeem@catholic.ac.kr
ABSTRACT
A retroperitoneal ectopic pregnancy is a very rare form of extrauterine pregnancy and is a potentially life threatening variation of ectopic gestation within the retroperitoneal cavity. In fact, the clinical history, physical examination, laboratory and vaginal ultrasonographic findings are non specific. It is a surgical emergency because of high maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis is essential. Surgical intervention is indicated as soon as the diagnosis is made. We report our experience with one retroperitoneal ectopic pregnancy with a brief review of the literature
Key words: Retroperitoneal Space, Ectopic pregnancy
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