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Korean Journal of Fertility and Sterility 2005;32(4):353-358.
Published online December 1, 2005.
A Case Report of Heterotopic Pregnancy after IVF-ET.
Chul Min Park, Sung Yop Kim, Young Soo Son
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Cheju National University, Cheju, Korea.
Abstract
Heterotopic pregnancy is named when an extrauterine (ectopic) pregnancy coexists with an intrauterine pregnancy simultaneously by many causes such as PID (pelvic inflammatory disease), endometriosis, IUD (intrauterine device), previous pelvic surgery and others. This is very rare in general population, with a range of occurrence estimated between 1:7963 and 1:30000. But recently the incidence has increased as the uses of ARTs (assisted reproductive technologies) including ovulation induction, IVF-ET (in-vitro fertilization and embryo transfer) and GIFT (gamete intrafallopian transfer) increase. Because this has high maternal morbidity, mortality and fetal loss, early diagnosis and proper management is very important. We report a case of heterotopic pregnancy following IVF-ET with a brief review.
Key Words: Heterotopic pregnancy; ART; IVF-ET


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