publication . Article . Other literature type . 1993

Interstitial line: sonographic finding in interstitial (cornual) ectopic pregnancy.

Ackerman, T E; Levi, C S; Dashefsky, S M; Holt, S C; Lindsay, D J;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 1993 Journal: Radiology, volume 189, pages 83-87 (issn: 0033-8419, eissn: 1527-1315, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
PURPOSE: To evaluate the relationship of the endometrial canal and decidua vera to the interstitial gestational sac and to determine if this relationship can be used to increase the predictive value of ultrasound (US) in the diagnosis of interstitial ectopic pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The US findings in 12 patients with interstitial ectopic pregnancy were reviewed. Radiologists also reviewed the cases of 40 patients with various diagnoses to assess the accuracy of the interstitial line sign. RESULTS: US showed a definite gestational sac in four of the 12 patients (33%); the rest had a heterogeneous mass in the cornual region. Thinning of the myometrial ma...
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