Ectopic Pregnancy Following Total Vaginal Hysterectomy

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Abstract

A case of ectopic pregnancy following vaginal hysterectomy is reported. A review of the literature reveals 22 similar cases, with 12 presenting as early postoperative complications and 10 as late postoperative complications. The pathophysiology is discussed. Although it is a remote possibility, there must be an awareness that ectopic pregnancy can occur in women with acute abdominal pain following hysterectomy.

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