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Early intrauterine pregnancy during major surgery: the importance of preoperative assessment and advice
  1. Jennifer C Pontré1,
  2. Bernadette McElhinney1,2
  1. 1Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women Perth, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
  2. 2Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St John of God Subiaco Hospital, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jennifer C Pontré, jennifer.pontre{at}


We present a case of a live birth occurring post radical laparoscopic excision of endometriosis, hysteroscopy, curettage and test of tubal patency in the presence of an early intrauterine gestation.

  • obstetrics and gynaecology
  • contraception
  • pregnancy
  • surgery
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  • Contributors JCP: planning of the project, conception and design, acquisition of data and records, reviewing of patient file/results/theatre records, literature review, writing of the manuscript. BMcE: planning of the project, conception and design, performing surgery and managing all patient care, reviewing records, assisting with manuscript writing, editing.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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

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