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Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2009 Aug;23(4):501-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2008.12.010. Epub 2009 Apr 7.

Diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy with ultrasound.

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Whittington Hospital, Magdala Avenue, London, UK. ejkirk@hotmail.co.uk

Abstract

Transvaginal sonography (TVS) is now the imaging modality of choice for the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy with overall reported sensitivities of>90%. Specific sonographic criteria exist for the diagnosis of tubal and non-tubal pregnancies including cervical and caesarean section scar pregnancies. Diagnosis is based on the visualization of an ectopic mass rather than the inability to visualize an intra-uterine pregnancy. This chapter discusses the specific criteria used for the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy and examines the literature assessing the accuracy of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool.

PMID:
19356985
DOI:
10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2008.12.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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