With an estimated incidence of one per 3,000 term gestations advanced abdominal pregnancy represents a diagnostic challenge in obstetrical practice. The physician presented with any female patient must always entertain a possible diagnosis of pregnancy and, to proceed one step further, the possibility of an extrauterine pregnancy should be considered especially if the pregnancy is 'not normal'. This paper reports three cases of advanced abdominal pregnancy which occurred at Martland Medical Center between 1969 and 1975. In addition, this communication evaluates the usefulness and pitfalls of the classic diagnostic criteria, and suggests an approach toward the differential diagnosis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the Medical Society of New Jersey|
|State||Published - 1977|
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