Author(s): Nwanodi O, Khulpateea N
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Ovarian pregnancies comprise 0.15\% of all pregnancies and 0.15-3\% of ectopic gestations, with an incidence of up to 1/7,000 deliveries. CASE: A single case of an ovarian gestation consistent with Spieglberg's four criteria in a primigravida without prior gynecological, medical, or surgical history is presented. Presumptive diagnosis was by thorough clinical examination with a single, palpable, adnexal mass in a patient with BMI of 19, supported with serial ultrasound and quantitative betaHCG-enabled preoperative diagnosis. CONCLUSION: Primary ovarian pregnancy may occur without any classical antecedent risk factors. Ultrasonography can be a useful adjunct to clinical presentation and physical examination in allowing the preoperative diagnosis of ovarian gestation.
This article was published in J Natl Med Assoc
and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy