Viable Heterotopic Pregnancy in a 41-Year-Old Woman with Spontaneous Conception and a History of Ectopic Pregnancy: An Unusual Case Complicated by Postoperative Ileus

Viable Heterotopic Pregnancy in a 41-Year-Old Woman with Spontaneous Conception and a History of Ectopic Pregnancy: An Unusual Case Complicated by Postoperative Ileus

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Bazoukis Xenophon
Obstetrics/Gynaecology Clinic at Makarios III Hospital, Nicosia, Cyprus

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Heterotopic pregnancy is defined by the coexistence of intrauterine and ectopic pregnancy. In our case report, a 41-year-old woman with a positive pregnancy test visited our hospital outpatient department for the first time. She was diagnosed with a viable heterotopic pregnancy, for which she underwent laparotomy and uterine curettage. Our clinical case has a prevalence of one in every 30.000 pregnancies, since it was a spontaneous conception and there was no family history of multiple pregnancies. Risk factors were medical history of a previous ectopic pregnancy, pelvic operations and her age being over forty. Despite her good recovery from the first operation, she underwent a second laparotomy with the aim to treat an obstructive ileus due to adhesions.

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Received: Fri 06, May 2022
Accepted: Sat 28, May 2022
Published: Thu 09, Jun 2022
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© 2021 Bazoukis Xenophon. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2022.05.02