Ruptured malignant ovarian tumor mimicking ruptured ectopic pregnancy

Geoffrey M. Riley, Catherine Babcook, Kiran A Jain

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A case of ovarian carcinoma complicating an early pregnancy in a young woman with findings suggestive of ectopic pregnancy is described. The ultrasonic findings were initially thought to be consistent with ectopic pregnancy. However, the mean sac diameter of 5 mm was too small to expect to see a yolk sac or an embryo and the double decidual sac sign was not present since only one echogenic layer surrounding the fluid collection could be identified. The size and vascularity of the mass provided another clue against the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)871-873
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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