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Successful hysteroscopy and curettage of a caesarean scar ectopic pregnancy
  1. Roxana Mo,
  2. Sujatha Kalburgi,
  3. Yatin Thakur and
  4. Jitendra Jadhav
  1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Basildon University Hospital, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Basildon, UK
  1. Correspondence to Roxana Mo; roxanacymo{at}googlemail.com

Abstract

Caesarean scar ectopic pregnancies are the rarest type of ectopic pregnancy. The optimum management regime is not yet established. We report the case of a 39-year-old woman who presented at 11 weeks gestation with painless vaginal bleeding, having had 2 previous caesarean sections. Ultrasound revealed a gestational sac within the caesarean scar niche. On follow-up, her serial ß human chorionic gonadotropin (ßHCG) measurements fell significantly. The woman initially opted for conservative management but subsequently required surgical management. Hysteroscopy demonstrated a sac within the caesarean scar which was successfully evacuated by ultrasound-guided suction curettage, with no complications. Caesarean scar ectopic pregnancies are becoming increasingly common. Diagnosis is primarily through ultrasound using specified criteria. Management may be conservative, medical or surgical excision depending on the clinical circumstances. Hysteroscopy and suction curettage is an effective therapeutic option for caesarean scar ectopic management.

  • pregnancy
  • ultrasonography

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  • Contributors RM authored the draft manuscript, obtained patient consent and edited the images and video footage. SK, YT and JJ reviewed and amended the final manuscript. All authors were directly involved in the patient’s care.

  • 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.

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