Skip Navigation LinksHome > June 2012 - Volume 55 - Issue 2 > Diagnosis of Ectopic Pregnancy
Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31824e3618
Ectopic Pregnancy

Diagnosis of Ectopic Pregnancy

GIVENS, VANESSA M. MD*; LIPSCOMB, GARY H. MD

Collapse Box

Abstract

The declining death rate from ectopic pregnancy over the last 30 years has resulted not from improvements in operative technique, anesthesia, or blood banking but primarily due to more rapid diagnosis that allows for earlier treatment. Algorithms have been developed to eliminate delays in ordering the various diagnostic tests in the appropriate order. Diagnostic tests include serum human chorionic gonadotropin and progesterone levels, culdocentesis, dilatation and curettage, transvaginal ultrasound, and laparoscopy.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

Login

Article Tools

Share

Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.