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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 1998;41(11):2870-2874.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A Case of Primary Abdominal Pregnancy with Intrauterine Contraceptive Device.
J M Kang, K T Jang, G S An, K Y Choi, D H Bae
Abdominal pregnancy is a very rare form of extrauterine pregnancy and potentially life threatening variation of ectopic gestation within the peritoneal cavity, and it is accompanied by high rates of maternal morbidity and motality. Primary abdominal pregnancy is very rare and in most instances abdominal pregnancy is secondary. Frequency has been estimated to be 10.9 abdominal pregnances per 100, 000 live births and 9.2 per 1, 000 ectopic pregnancies. The etiological factors in abdominal pregnancy are not clear, but conditions leading to ectopic pregnancy may apply to aMominal pregnancy as well. The delayed ovulation or fertilization, partially or totally occluded tubes, previous abdominal surgery, IVF-ET, PID and endometriosis are considered to be the most common etiology of ectopic pregnancy. The following case is the report of a primary abdominal pregnancy associted with intrauterine contraceptive device with a brief literature review.
Key Words: Abdominal pregnancy, IUD

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