Primary abdominal pregnancy: can artificial abortion, endometriosis and IUD be etiological factors?

Abstract

Primary abdominal pregnancy is a very rare condition, accompanied by high rates of perinatal and maternal mortality. The etiology of this condition is not clear; nevertheless several theories have been proposed. We have reported three cases in whom the etiological factors may have been the presence of an IUD, and patches of endometriosis adjacent to the site of the pregnancy in two cases. It is suggested that in cases suspected of ectopic pregnancy, in the presence of IUD or other pelvic pathology, it should first be determined whether it is the dangerous condition of abdominal pregnancy, in view of the high mortality rates.

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@article{Goldman1988PrimaryAP, title={Primary abdominal pregnancy: can artificial abortion, endometriosis and IUD be etiological factors?}, author={Gil A. Goldman and Dov Dicker and Jardena Ovadia}, journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology}, year={1988}, volume={27 2}, pages={139-43} }