Adnexal Mass in a Spontaneous Pregnancy Diagnosed as Heterotopic Pregnancy at the Time of Cesarean Delivery Article

PMID: 26413001 Web of Science: 000420503300017

Cited authors

  • Martin, Jane K.; Gala, Rajiv B.


  • Background: Heterotopic pregnancy is a rare complication usually seen in populations at risk for ectopic pregnancy or undergoing fertility treatment. Most commonly, heterotopic pregnancy is diagnosed at the time of rupture when surgical management is required.; Case Report: A 26-year-old gravida 2 para 1 patient had a right adnexal mass discovered in the first trimester that was conservatively managed for the remainder of her pregnancy. She underwent a cesarean delivery with right salpingectomy. Heterotopic pregnancy was diagnosed after final pathology. The patient had no risk factors for heterotopic pregnancy.; Conclusion: Heterotopic pregnancy should be suspected in patients with an adnexal mass, even in the absence of risk factors.


Publication date

  • 2015

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1524-5012

Start page

  • 265

End page

  • 267


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