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Il Giornale Italiano di Radiologia Medica 2018 Marzo-Aprile;5(2):300-2

DOI: 10.23736/S2283-8376.18.00047-5

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Ectopic pregnancy: an incidental MDCT diagnosis

Michelle MAGLI 1 , Fabio FRANCO 2, Federico TONDELLI 3, Tommaso MAGLI 2, Carlo FORTUNATI 3

1 Struttura Semplice di Radiologia, Ospedale S. G. Moscati, Statte, Taranto, Italia; 2 Unità Operativa Complessa di Radiologia e Diagnostica per Immagini, Presidio Ospedaliero Valle d’Itria, Martina Franca, Taranto, Italia; 3 Unità Operativa Complessa di Radiologia e Diagnostica per Immagini, Ospedale S. Maria, Borgo Val di Taro, Parma, Italia


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Ectopic pregnancy (EP) is a condition in which a gestational sac implants in a location outside the uterus; in 95% of cases the implant occurs in fallopian tube, more rarely in cervix, in ovary or in abdomen. Ectopic pregnancy is a potentially life-threatening condition. The diagnosis of EP is typically based on a combination of quantitative assay for beta human chorionic gonadotropin and findings on transvaginal ultrasonography. Patients with EP may inadvertently undergo contrast-enhanced computed tomography when the pregnancy is not known or when the clinical presentation is unclear. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography findings of EP are hemoperitoneum and an adnexal mass with peripheral rim enhancement so-called “ring of fire sign.”


KEY WORDS: Ectopic pregnancy - Ultrasonography - X-ray computed tomography - Hemoperitoneum

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