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Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cervical Ectopic Pregnancy in the Second Trimester

Le, Thang MD; Poder, Liina MD; Deans, Abby MD, PhD; Joe, Bonnie N. MD, PhD; Laros, Russell K. Jr MD; Coakley, Fergus V. MD

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography:
doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e31824b9388
Abdominal Imaging
Abstract

Objective: To describe the magnetic resonance imaging findings of cervical ectopic pregnancy in the second trimester.

Conclusions: Magnetic resonance imaging findings of cervical ectopic pregnancy in the second trimester include intracervical location of the fetus, endometrial hyperplasia within an otherwise empty endometrial cavity, and irregular placentation in the cervix. Correct recognition of the condition is critical because of the potential for catastrophic and life-threatening maternal bleeding.

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From the Department of Radiology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

Received for publication September 29, 2011; accepted January 17, 2012.

Reprints: Fergus V. Coakley, MD, Department of Radiology, University of California San Francisco, Box 0628, M-372, 505 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143-0628 (e-mail: Fergus.Coakley@radiology.ucsf.edu).

AD is supported by NIBIB T32 Training Grant 1 T32 EB001631

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

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