BACKGROUND: Cervico-isthmic pregnancy is a rare occurrence and until the use of current ultrasonographic techniques was associated with a disastrous outcome for women desiring to maintain their fertility. CASE REPORT: A 39-year-old woman was diagnosed at 12 weeks of amenorrhoea with an intra-uterine non-viable pregnancy and a low implantation of the gestational sac. Medical management of this situation with a regimen of intravaginal misoprostol was unsuccessful. At introduction of a cervical expander severe vaginal bleeding ensued, leading to an emergency curettage followed by a life-saving hysterectomy. Pathologic examination confirmed the peroperative impression of an isthmic implantation of the gestational sac. CONCLUSION: Early ultrasonographic diagnosis is essential to make conservative management of cervico-isthmic pregnancy possible.
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine