Ectopic pregnancy causing hemothorax managed by thoracoscopy and actinomycin D

David A. Fishman*, Luis A. Padilla, Axel Joob, John R. Lurain

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Abstract

Background: Most patients with extratubal ectopic pregnancies present with vaginal bleeding and lower abdominal pain. We report a case of an extratubal ectopic pregnancy with extra-abdominal manifestations. Case: An ectopic pregnancy implanted on the diaphragm resulted in spontaneous hemothorax due to trophoblastic invasion into the pleura. Thoracoscopic excision followed by actinomycin D chemotherapy provided successful resolution of the ectopic pregnancy. Conclusion: Abdominal pregnancies may have bizarre clinical presentations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)837-838
Number of pages2
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume91
Issue number5 II SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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