Use and value of ultrasound in diagnosing cesarean scar pregnancy: A report of three cases

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: The incidence of cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is rising due to the increasing numbers of cesarean deliveries in the United States. However, little is known with respect to epidemiology, best screening methodologies, and treatment options. CASES: Three patients in their first trimester of pregnancy presented with a history of cesarean delivery and were diagnosed by pelvic ultrasound as having CSP. Methods of treatment included definitive surgery with hysterectomy or conservative management with methotrexate and lidocaine injection into the gestational sac. CONCLUSION: In patients with prior cesarean delivery, careful attention to all possible ultrasound signs of CSP during routine first trimester ultrasound is important for an early diagnosis, which can allow for various treatment options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)517-521
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine
Volume59
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

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Keywords

  • Cesarean scar pregnancy
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Placenta accreta
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Buresch, AM, Chavez, MR, Kinzler, W & Vintzileos, AM 2014, 'Use and value of ultrasound in diagnosing cesarean scar pregnancy: A report of three cases', Journal of Reproductive Medicine, vol. 59, no. 5, pp. 517-521.