Gestational sac aspiration of heterotopic ectopic pregnancy in a cesarean section scar

Mohamed F. Mitwally, Reda Alami, Hafsa Albuarki, Michael P. Diamond, Mostafa Abuzeid, Michael H. Fakih

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Background: This article describes a case of heterotopic pregnancy that included a normal twin intrauterine pregnancy and one cesarean section (CS) scar pregnancy diagnosed at 6 weeks of gestation. Ultrasound-guided aspiration of the ectopic gestational sac was performed, and the concurrent twin intrauterine pregnancy (IUP) was preserved successfully. The patient was a 50-year-old woman with secondary infertility. Case: The patient underwent in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer using a donor-egg program to achieve pregnancy with her current partner. At 6-weeks' gestation, she underwent a transvaginal ultrasound scan (US) examination showing a viable twin IUP with a third gestational sac with viable embryo located low within the anterior wall of the uterus. The appearance was consistent with a cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy. This was confirmed on a subsequent US 1 week later. She desired to continue the intrauterine pregnancy. US-guided aspiration of the cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy was attempted. The treatment was successful. Results: The twin pregnancy progressed without further complications. Conclusions: Heterotopic CS ectopic pregnancy can be successfully treated with transvaginal US-guided aspiration. (J GYNECOL SURG 29:317)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-320
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Gynecologic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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