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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 223-225
Heterotropic pregnancy: Rare occurrence of a 12- week ruptured right isthmo-cornual ectopic along with a viable intrauterine pregnancy


Fertility Research Centre, GG Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Priya Selvaraj
Fertility Research Centre, GG Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-1208.101028

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Heterotropic pregnancy, although a rare condition, is associated with a greater frequency in assisted reproduction. It occurs in approximately 1 in 100 pregnancies conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) particularly when multiple embryos are transferred into the uterus. We report a case of heterotropic pregnancy following IVF with the rupture of an isthmo-cornual pregnancy at 12 weeks of gestation with uneventful progression of the intrauterine pregnancy. Laparotomy was performed for the excision of the isthmo-cornual pregnancy. The intrauterine pregnancy continued uneventfully. A female baby was delivered by elective cesarean section at 33 weeks.


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