Medical Management of a Cervical Pregnancy: A Case Report Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • BACKGROUND: Cervical pregnancy is a rare condition that can become life-threatening if heavy bleeding occurs. CASE: Grace (pseudonym) is a 32-year-old woman who was admitted to hospital at approximately 6 weeks' gestational age after several days of heavy bleeding. Ultrasonographic examination revealed the presence of cervical pregnancy. She received multiple doses of methotrexate with folinic acid rescue, and did not require surgical intervention. Nine months after the resolution of the cervical pregnancy, Grace again became pregnant. She had an uncomplicated gestation and a normal vaginal delivery of a healthy baby at term. CONCLUSION: Multiple-dose methotrexate with folinic acid rescue was a safe option for the medical treatment of ectopic cervical pregnancy in this case. Long-term toxicity studies and case reports are required to provide more information regarding safety and for clinicians to individualize treatment regimens.

publication date

  • October 2003