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Uterin artery embolisation: a rescuer in cervical ectopic pregnancy
  1. Abha Majumdar1,
  2. Bhawani Shekhar1 and
  3. Ambarish Satwik2
  1. 1Centre of IVF and Human Reproduction, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
  2. 2Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bhawani Shekhar; bhawanishekhar{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Cervical ectopic pregnancy is an extremely rare form of ectopic pregnancy with potential risk of massive bleeding and associated morbidity. Managing this condition is challenging for clinicians due to the serious risk to patient and dilemma faced in deciding the appropriate management plan. This case report describes the role of uterine artery embolisation in managing a case of cervical ectopic pregnancy with heavy bleeding per vaginum post methotrexate treatment with falling beta human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) levels. It highlights the unpredictable nature of this condition and need for prompt intervention in an emergency situation.

  • obstetrics
  • gynaecology and fertility
  • pregnancy

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  • Contributors AM, BS and AS were involved in the acquisition of idea, drafting and editing of this article.

  • 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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