Heterotopic Caesarean scar pregnancy combined with intrauterine pregnancy succesfully treated with embryo aspiration for selective embryo reduction: Case report

Bih Chweh Hsieh, Jiann Loung Hwang, Hun Shan Pan, Shih Shia Huang, Chin Yu Chen, Pei Hsin Chen

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Abstract

Ectopic pregnancy situated in a Caesarean section scar is a rare but potentially life-threatening event. Because of its rarity, there are no universal treatment guidelines to manage this condition. We report a case of IVF-induced triplet heterotopic pregnancy of early gestational age that included one Caesarean scar pregnancy diagnosed as early as 6 weeks gestation. Treatment with embryo aspiration under vaginal ultrasonography for selective embryo reduction was given and the concurrent intrauterine twin pregnancy was preserved successfully.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-287
Number of pages3
JournalHuman Reproduction
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004

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Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction
Cicatrix
Embryonic Structures
Heterotopic Pregnancy
Triplet Pregnancy
Pregnancy
Twin Pregnancy
Ectopic Pregnancy
Cesarean Section
Gestational Age
Ultrasonography
Guidelines

Keywords

  • Caesarean scar pregnancy
  • Embryo aspiration
  • Heterotopic pregnancy
  • Selective embryo reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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Heterotopic Caesarean scar pregnancy combined with intrauterine pregnancy succesfully treated with embryo aspiration for selective embryo reduction : Case report. / Hsieh, Bih Chweh; Hwang, Jiann Loung; Pan, Hun Shan; Huang, Shih Shia; Chen, Chin Yu; Chen, Pei Hsin.

In: Human Reproduction, Vol. 19, No. 2, 02.2004, p. 285-287.

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Hsieh, Bih Chweh ; Hwang, Jiann Loung ; Pan, Hun Shan ; Huang, Shih Shia ; Chen, Chin Yu ; Chen, Pei Hsin. / Heterotopic Caesarean scar pregnancy combined with intrauterine pregnancy succesfully treated with embryo aspiration for selective embryo reduction : Case report. In: Human Reproduction. 2004 ; Vol. 19, No. 2. pp. 285-287.
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