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Case 3234

Cervical ectopic pregnancy

Author(s)
Allen SD, Hodson J, Harvey C, Reddy N
 
Patient
female, 31 week(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Ectopic pregnancy of an uncertain location

    A transvaginal sonograph showing an empty uterus with an irregular gestational sac containing a yolk sac and a foetal pole, adjacent to the uterus.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Ectopic pregnancy of uncertain location;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    A Color-Doppler study of ectopic pregnancy

    A color flow doppler scan may better localise an extrauterine gestational sac. This may be useful in patients with equivocal or inconclusive findings.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Color-Doppler study of ectopic pregnancy;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    MR images of the pelvis, localising the ectopic pregnancy more accurately
     

    A sagittal T1-weighted image demarcating a low signal mass with an irregular border within the cervical canal.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: MR images of the pelvis, localising the ectopic pregnancy more accurately;

    A sagittal T2-weighted image showing a heterogeneous high signal mass with an irregular border within the cervical canal. There is some low signal seen within this mass, likely to be indicative of an ongoing...

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: MR images of the pelvis, localising the ectopic pregnancy more accurately;

    An axial T2-weighted image showing the heterogeneous high signal mass as before. A prominent low signal is seen peripherally which may represent haemosiderin.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: MR images of the pelvis, localising the ectopic pregnancy more accurately;
     
     
A transvaginal sonograph showing an empty uterus with an irregular gestational sac containing a yolk sac and a foetal pole, adjacent to the uterus.
 
A color flow doppler scan may better localise an extrauterine gestational sac. This may be useful in patients with equivocal or inconclusive findings.
 
A sagittal T1-weighted image demarcating a low signal mass with an irregular border within the cervical canal.
 
A sagittal T2-weighted image showing a heterogeneous high signal mass with an irregular border within the cervical canal. There is some low signal seen within this mass, likely to be indicative of an ongoing haemorrhage. Free fluid seen in the pouch of Douglas is nonspecific.
 
An axial T2-weighted image showing the heterogeneous high signal mass as before. A prominent low signal is seen peripherally which may represent haemosiderin.
 
 
 
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