FREQUENCY OF UNRUPTURED ECTOPIC PREGNANCY IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL OF HAIL CITY, SAUDI ARABIA
AbstractAbstractAims and Objectives: Determine the frequency of unruptured ectopic pregnancy in a tertiary care hospital of Hail City, Saudi Arabia.Study Design: It was an observational case series.Material and Method: A total of 150 cases between 15 – 44 years with history of amenorrhea (6 – 8 weeks) and vaginal bleeding with or without lower abdominal pain, positive urine pregnancy test were enrolled in the study while heterotopic pregnancy, ruptured ectopic pregnancy and patients in first trimester with obstetric problem other than ectopic pregnancy were excluded from the study. All these cases were collected from Maternity and Children’s hospital Hail, Kingdom of Saudia Arabia during 2011 to 2014.Results: In our study, 64.67% (n = 97) of the cases were between 15 – 30 years of age while 35.33% (n = 53) were between 31 – 44 years, mean ± sd was calculated as 26.34 ± 2.67 years, frequency of unruptured ectopic pregnancy was recorded in 14% of the cases.Conclusion: The frequency of un-ruptured ectopic pregnancy is higher and TVS may be used for early detection of this morbidity.Key Words: Ectopic pregnancy, un-ruptured, Transvaginal sonography.
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