The role of ct scan for diagnosing a rupture of ectopic pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy remains one of the leading causes of maternal death in the Viet Nam. An adnexal mass with diffuse hemoperitoneum may be seen at CT when it ruptures. Although hemorrhagic infiltration of peritonium fat may suggest some causes, but identification of hemoperitoneum centered in the adnexa and correlation with serum β-human chorionic gonadotropin will establish the correct diagnosis.
18-year-old woman with acute abdominal pain and. Axial and coronal CT scan shows fluid collection in right lower quadrant with attenuation of 77 H, consistent with blood (black arrows ). High-attenuation foci ( white arrow) are located to left of the uterus (U), indicative of active bleeding. Rupture of ectopic pregnancy in left fallopian tube was confirmed surgically.
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