Presentation and diagnostic challenges in identifying late first trimester ectopic pregnancy by point-of-care ultrasound.

Daniel Simpson, Byron Drumheller, Claire Abramoff

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Abstract

Vaginal bleeding is a common presenting complaint for patients in the emergency department. It can be associated with life threatening disease entities such as ruptured ectopic pregnancy. This case highlights a young primigravid female presenting with a late first trimester ectopic pregnancy which was initially missed on beside ultrasound but later found on internal quality review. Emergency physicians who perform point-of-care ultrasound for pregnancy related complaints should measure the endomyometrial mantle to aid in the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100870
JournalVisual Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume22
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Endomyometrial mantle measurement
  • First trimester pregnancy
  • Point-of-care ultrasound
  • Vaginal bleeding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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