Cornual pregnancy after IVF-ET: A report of three cases

Chin Der Chen, Shee Uan Chen, Kuang Han Chao, Ming Yih Wu, Hong Nerng Ho, Yu Shih Yang

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BACKGROUND: Ectopic pregnancy is a well-known complication of in vitro fertilization/embryo transfer (IVF-ET). Although ectopic pregnancy after IVF- ET in patients with prior bilateral salpingectomy is uncommon, it can occur and may be a cornual implantation. Because of the possibility of early rupture with severe hemorrhage, special attention to cornual pregnancy corn after IVF-ET is warranted. CASES: Three cases of cornual pregnancy occurred after IVF-ET. Two of these patients had prior bilateral salpingectomy, whereas another had prior tuboplasty for tubal disease. CONCLUSION: Patients who had prior salpingectomy or tuboplasty with cornual patency undergoing IVF-ET are at risk for cornual pregnancy. Close monitoring of pregnancies in these patients is important to prevent a deleterious delay in treatment of a cornual pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-396
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 1998
Externally publishedYes



  • Embryo transfer
  • Fertilization, in vitro
  • Pregnancy, ectopic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Chen, C. D., Chen, S. U., Chao, K. H., Wu, M. Y., Ho, H. N., & Yang, Y. S. (1998). Cornual pregnancy after IVF-ET: A report of three cases. Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist, 43(4), 393-396.