Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas
versão On-line ISSN 1729-519X
BARRERAS GONZALEZ, Javier Ernesto; MENENDEZ CHIL, Orestes; HERNANDEZ GUTIERREZ, José Manuel e CACERES LAVERNIA, Haslen Hassiul. Ectopic pregnancy: Presentation of a case. Rev haban cienc méd [online]. 2008, vol.7, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1729-519X.
Ectopic pregnancy is considered by some authors, according to its behaviour in this decennium, as an epidemic disease sometimes mortal for women who suffer it. We proposed to review and analyze the scientific evidence available in the world literature for determining clinical manifestations most frequent in heterotopic pregnancy as well as diagnostic means widely used in current times. A case of spontaneous heterotopic pregnancy was presented in a 26 year old patient with amenorrhea: 10 weeks. Emergency laparotomy and right salpingectomy were performed. The intrauterine pregnancy continued successfully to term. An updated bibliographic review of heterotopic pregnancy was made. It is an important topic and its current trend towards the increase of its incidence in Cuba and in the world is attributed to the higher frequency of the etiopathogenic factors related to this disease. The clinical forms of presentation and the traditional diagnostic methods are described. Some aspects of the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of this entity were reviewed.
Palavras-chave : Pregnancy; Ectopic Pregnancy; HeterotopicPregnancy; Assisted reproduction techniques [adverse effects].