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Title:
Ectopic Pregnancy After Hysterectomy: A Case Report
Authors:  Alexander M. Friedman, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., Brenda Martin, M.D., and Kristen A. Matteson, M.D., M.P.H.
 
BACKGROUND: Ectopic pregnancy after hysterectomy is an unusual diagnosis that may lead to significant morbidity, especially when diagnosis is not timely.

CASE: A 41-year-old woman presenting with abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding 5 years after a vaginal hysterectomy was found to have a tubal ectopic pregnancy, which required emergent surgical intervention.

CONCLUSION: Ectopic pregnancy after hysterectomy represents a challenging diagnosis because it is counterintuitive and very uncommon. The diagnosis of posthysterectomy ectopic pregnancy, though exceptionally rare, should be considered for women presenting with abdominal pain after hysterectomy.
Keywords:  ectopic pregnancy, hysterectomy
   
   
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