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Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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Abstract

MORA-ENRIQUEZ, Julie Angélica; ARREAZA-GRATEROL, Mortimer; NOSSA-MORENO, Hugo Hernán  and  RODRIGUEZ-ORTIZ, Jorge Augusto. Advanced abdominal pregnancy: Diagnosis and management: Case report and review of the literature. Rev Colomb Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2014, vol.65, n.3, pp.256-261. ISSN 0034-7434.  http://dx.doi.org/10.18597/rcog.53.

Objective: To report a case of advanced abdominal pregnancy and conduct a review of the literature on the diagnosis, management and prognosis of this condition. Materials and methods: A case of advanced abdominal pregnancy seen at the Mother and Child Care Unit of Hospital Simón Bolívar, a Level III public hospital in Bogotá, Colombia. A search was conducted in the medical literature through the Medline via PubMed and Lilacs databases, using the MeSH terms "abdominal pregnancy" and "ectopic pregnancy". The search was limited to the English and Spanish languages, and to the time period between 1940 and 2013. Results: A total of 22 articles directly related to the topic were found, 14 of which were included in the review: 1 review article, 2 case series report, 9 case reports and 2 letters to the editor. Conclusion: An abdominal pregnancy close to term is an infrequent obstetric situation that may result in severe problems for the mother and the foetus. The ideal scenario is an early diagnosis and immediate termination.

Keywords : Abdominal pregnancy; ectopic pregnancy.

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