Patient’s Refusal of Early Treatment of a Cesarean Scar Pregnancy Resulting in Life - Saving Hysterectomy at 23 Weeks Gestation: Report of a Case

Authors

  • Eray Çalışkan Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine, İzmit
  • Yiğit Çakıroğlu Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine, İzmit
  • Aydın Çorakçı Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine, İzmit

Keywords:

Cesarean scar pregnancy, Ultrasound, Uterine rupture

Abstract

Cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is a rare life-threatening form of ectopic pregnancy embedded in the myometrium of a previous cesarean scar. Pathogenesis is suggested to be related with an existing scar defect or a microscopic dehiscent tract generated between the prior cesarean scar and the endometrial canal. The most common risk factor is a history of previous cesarean section. Sonography is the firstline diagnostic tool for the diagnosis of CSP. It is possible to make the diagnosis in the early weeks of pregnancy and early diagnosis would let the patient retain her future fertility. Treatment options prior to rupture include expectant management, dilatation&curettage, conservative medical treatment, hysteroscopic-
laparoscopic-primary open surgical removal or hysterectomy. We herein present a case of Cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy complicated with uterine rupture at 23 weeks’ gestation.

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Published

2008-12-27

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Çalışkan E, Çakıroğlu Y, Çorakçı A. Patient’s Refusal of Early Treatment of a Cesarean Scar Pregnancy Resulting in Life - Saving Hysterectomy at 23 Weeks Gestation: Report of a Case. Gynecol Obstet Reprod Med [Internet]. 2008Dec.27 [cited 2022May28];14(3):201-4. Available from: https://gorm.com.tr/index.php/GORM/article/view/474

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Case Reports