The Diagnosis and Treatment for a Special Type of Cesarean Scar Pregnancy


Caesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is a rare form of ectopic pregnancy, and its incidence has been increased due to the increased rate of Cesarean sections performed. A special type of CSP, concealed CSP, was found in the clinical work in our institution. A retrospective review was performed. From September 2011 to June 2014, 208 women were presented with cesarean scar pregnancy by use of transvaginal color Doppler sonography. The medical records were consulted to collect the demographics and pertinent information. Six of them were determined to be concealed CSP. Four women were diagnosed in the first-trimester pregnancy after termination of pregnancy. The initial ultrasound of the other two women displayed that the gestational sacs were located in the lower uterine cavity. Placenta accrete, increta and previa were diagnosed by the following ultrasounds. Concealed CSP is a very unusual form of CSP. Continued pregnancy may be sufficiently evaluated because of subsequently serious complications. Our results indicate that continued pregnancy increases the risk of laparotomy and hysterectomy. Medical abortion in the first-trimester pregnancy should be considered as the optimal choice for the women with prior cesarean sections who want to terminate the gestation.

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Su, S. , Liu, J. and Dong, B. (2015) The Diagnosis and Treatment for a Special Type of Cesarean Scar Pregnancy. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 5, 427-432. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2015.58061.

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