Omental trophoblastic implants after surgical management of ectopic pregnancy

Department of Gynaecology, Erasme University Hospital, Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium.
Archives of Gynecology (Impact Factor: 1.36). 12/2008; 280(1):115-7. DOI: 10.1007/s00404-008-0852-8
Source: PubMed


Peritoneal implants secondary to a tubal ectopic pregnancy or extratubal omental secondary trophoblastic implants (ESTI) are a rare entity often underestimated or unknown. It can be responsible of rising in the ss-hCG titer after salpingectomy for ectopic tubal pregnancy. Moreover, implants on the omentum are exceptional. This particular localization is exceptional and its physiopathology, diagnosis, surgical management and follow-up are discussed in this paper.

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