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Ectopic pregnancy with etonogestrel implant
  1. Marta Luísa Rodrigues,
  2. Rute Branco and
  3. Elsa Landim
  1. Woman's Department, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hospital Professor Doutor Fernando Fonseca EPE, Amadora, Lisboa, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Dr Marta Luísa Rodrigues; martaluisa89{at}


The etonogestrel implant is the most effective contraceptive available. We report a case of ectopic pregnancy in a woman who had an etonogestrel implant inserted 15 months ago and the effective concentration of the implant was within normal limits.

  • pregnancy
  • contraception
  • obstetrics and gynaecology

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  • Contributors MLR managed the patient during admission and subsequent follow-up. MLR and RB wrote the article. EL contributed to the interpretation of the data, revision and final approval of the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.