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Embolization in abdominal pregnancy: A case report

Jay Ian R. Argel, MD and Ma. Cristina P. Crisologo, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines-Manila

Abdominal pregnancy is a rare form of ectopic pregnancy. This type of pregnancy poses a difficult situation since it can incur high morbidity to mother and the fetus. Diagnosis is often difficult and surgical management should be multidisciplinary in approach. This paper presents a case 29-year-old who presents as missed abortion, subsequently diagnosed with abdominal pregnancy. Embolization of major vessels prior to evacuation of products of conception in abdominal pregnancy is a management option to prevent catastrophic complications such as hemorrhage