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Journal of the Korean Medical Association 2002;45(1):85-89.
Published online August 10, 2016.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5124/jkma.2002.45.1.85   
A Case of Intramural Pregnancy
Jun Yong Hur
Intramural pregnancy is a rare variant of ectopic pregnancy, which was first reported in 1924 by Perli, and only 21 cases have been reported in the literature. The pathologic diagnosis of an intramural pregnancy can be made by the myometrium surrounding the products of conception that separate it from the endometrial cavity or fallopian tubes. Recent development of radiologic ultrasonography and radioimmunoassay of the beta-subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin has markedly enhanced the ability to diagnose intramural pregnancy during very early gestation. Many reports have noted that there would be possible relationships between the intramural pregnancy and prior uterine traumatic factor-curettage, cesarean section, myomectomy, salpingectomy, and manual removal of the placenta. We experienced a 28-year-old female patient with amenorrhea for 7 weeks and sudden vaginal spotting. She underwent dilatation and curettage at 4 weeks of gestation. We report this case with a brief review of the literature.
Key Words: Intramural pregnancy, Curettage
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