Second trimester uterine atony imitating ectopic pregnancy: Magnetic resonance diagnosis

J. R. Wax, C. M. Tempany, M. J. Slowey, James Smith, Jr., R. C. Floyd

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Abstract

When an obstetrical patient was referred for inability to auscultate fetal heart tones at 18 weeks gestation, ultrasound identified a single living fetus in the maternal right upper quadrant. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) ruled out a suspected uterine ectopic pregnancy and avoided laparotomy. The patient experienced an uncomplicated term delivery. MRI is a useful adjunct to ultrasound for mid-trimester pregnancy localization when the differential diagnosis includes uterine eccyesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)534-535
Number of pages2
JournalMilitary Medicine
Volume160
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Wax, J. R., Tempany, C. M., Slowey, M. J., Smith, Jr., J., & Floyd, R. C. (1995). Second trimester uterine atony imitating ectopic pregnancy: Magnetic resonance diagnosis. Military Medicine, 160(10), 534-535.