Serum human chorionic gonadotropin measurement in the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy when transvaginal sonography is inconclusive.

@article{Mol1998SerumHC,
  title={Serum human chorionic gonadotropin measurement in the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy when transvaginal sonography is inconclusive.},
  author={Ben William J Mol and Petra J Hajenius and Simone Engelsbel and Willem M. Ankum and Fulco van der Veen and D J Hemrika and Patrick M. M. Bossuyt},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={1998},
  volume={70 5},
  pages={972-81}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy of initial and repeated serum hCG measurements in the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy (EP) in patients in whom transvaginal sonography is inconclusive and to evaluate whether patient characteristics influence the accuracy of serum hCG measurements. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Two large teaching hospitals in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. PATIENT(S) Three hundred fifty-four consecutively seen pregnant patients with suspected EP and inconclusive… CONTINUE READING

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