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Title: The role of transvaginal ultrasonography and colour Doppler imaging in the detection of ectopic pregnancy
Authors: Chew, S. 
Anandakumar, C. 
Vanaja, K.
Wong, Y.C. 
Chia, D.
Ratnam, S.S. 
Keywords: Colour Doppler
Diagnosis
Ectopic
Pregnancy
Issue Date: 1996
Citation: Chew, S., Anandakumar, C., Vanaja, K., Wong, Y.C., Chia, D., Ratnam, S.S. (1996). The role of transvaginal ultrasonography and colour Doppler imaging in the detection of ectopic pregnancy. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research 22 (5) : 455-460. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Objective: To assess the use of transvaginal ultrasound and colour Doppler imaging in the detection of ectopic pregnancy. Materials and Methods: Seventy-one patients with suspected ectopic pregnancies had trans vaginal sonography and colour Doppler imaging performed and 61 ectopic pregnancies were confirmed at surgery. Various ultrasound features on transvaginal B mode scanning were noted and the resistance index of peritrophoblastic flow in the adnexal masses computed. Results: The use of transvaginal B mode imaging alone in the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy achieved a sensitivity of 98% and a positive predictive value of 86%. The mean gestational age at time of diagnosis was 6 weeks 5 days (range 4 weeks to 13 weeks 2 days). The use of transvaginal colour flow imaging did not increase detection rates of ectopic pregnancy. The mean RI values for patients with or without ectopic pregnancy were almost identical. Conclusion: Colour Doppler imaging failed to improve on the results of transvaginal B mode sonography in the detection of ectopic pregnancy.
Source Title: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/133753
ISSN: 13418076
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