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Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2008 Aug;278(2):191-3. doi: 10.1007/s00404-008-0562-2. Epub 2008 Jan 31.

Ovarian ectopic pregnancy after ICSI-ET: a case report and literature review.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baskent University School of Medicine, Kubilay Sk. No:36 Maltepe, Ankara, Turkey.



Primary ovarian ectopic pregnancy (OEP) is one of the the rarest form of extratubal pregnancies and its pathophysciological mechanism is not fully understood. On the other hand, OEP after intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection with embryo transfer (ICSI-ET) is even more rare and just a few cases have been reported in literature.


A case with OEP after ICSI-ET presented and managed by conservative laparoscopic approach. Also, literature associated with OEP after ICSI-ET have been summarized. Pubmed search using "Ovarian ectopic pregnancy" and "ICSI-ET" keywords revealed four similar case in the literature.


Underlying pathophysiological mechanism of OEP after ICSI-ET is unclear. Indeed, gynecologists should be aware about the development of the OEP after ICSI-ET. Early diagnosis will give the opportunity to use conservative managements for these infertile patients.

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