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Pregnant Woman from Cyprus with Rare Ectopic Pregnancy Saved at Hadassah

Wednesday, Apr 25 2012

Prof. David Linton, Director of Hadassah’s Internal Medicine Intensive Care Unit, who is also a pilot, flew to Cyprus with a Hadassah team and brought the woman to Hadassah. Following a series of tests, Hadassah’s obstetricians confirmed that the fetus was not in the woman’s uterus, nor in her Fallopian tube; instead, the fetus was retroperitoneal (underneath the tissue covering the inner side of the abdomen). According to the medical literature, this is only the second case of such an ectopic pregnancy ever reported!

Because the growing fetus could tear the woman’s blood vessels in the area and cause massive intra-abdominal bleeding, it was necessary to terminate the pregnancy. When the woman began to bleed heavily following the termination, vascular surgeons and radiologists were called in. They discovered that the ectopic pregnancy had already damaged several blood vessels and penetrated the envelope of her abdomen. The Hadassah team was, however, able to control the bleeding and save the woman's life without damaging her kidney. “The multidisciplinary approach was crucial to the success of the treatment,” explains Prof. Neri Laufer, Chair of Hadassah’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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