Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy outside the uterine cavity and is, in majority of cases, a non-viable pregnancy. There are multiple methods of managing patients with ectopic pregnancy including expectant, medical and surgical management. Live tubal ectopic pregnancies, also known as ectopic pregnancies present in the fallopian tube with fetal heartbeat still present, are most commonly treated via surgical route. This case outlines the presentation and an unusual method of management of a patient diagnosed with a live tubal ectopic pregnancy with extensive medical and surgical history.
- obstetrics and gynaecology
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Contributors CW: Provided care for patient. Drafted, edited and approved final version of the work. JD: Provided care for patient. Drafted, edited and approved final version of the work. JA:Provided care for patient. Contributed significantly to the conception and design of the work. Edited the work critically and approved final version of the work. MG: Provided care for patient. Contributed significantly to the conception and design of the work. Edited the work critically and approved final version of the work.
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