Cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy: case series and review of the literature

Homayoun Sadeghi, Thomas Rutherford, Beth W. Rackow, Katherine H. Campbell, Christina Buniak, Marsha K. Guess, Pinar H. Kodaman, Errol R. Norwitz

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Cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy is becoming increasingly common at tertiary care hospitals around the world. It is a condition in which the embryo implants within the myometrium at the site of a previous cesarean hysterotomy, and it can occur in women with only one prior cesarean delivery. We present four cases of cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy diagnosed within a 6-month period between 2007 and 2008. Their initial presentations and management are discussed, followed by a review of the published literature summarizing both diagnostic and management recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-120
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Perinatology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 15 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Sadeghi, H., Rutherford, T., Rackow, B. W., Campbell, K. H., Buniak, C., Guess, M. K., Kodaman, P. H., & Norwitz, E. R. (2010). Cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy: case series and review of the literature. American Journal of Perinatology, 27(2), 111-120. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0029-1224874