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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2020, XLVIII/285: 179-183

Title: Cesarean scar pregnancy – case resports and literature review

Authors: Sokołowska M, Rajewska A, Mikołajek-Bedner W, Lebdowicz J, Nurek K, Kwiatkowski S, Torbé A. 

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Cesarean scar pregnancy – case resports and literature review


Sokołowska M, Rajewska A, Mikołajek-Bedner W, Lebdowicz J, Nurek K, Kwiatkowski S, Torbé A.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Poland

The current increase in the percentage of cesarean sections is accompanied by a significant growth in the incidence of cesarean scar pregnancies (CSP) located in the lower uterine segment, while the advancements in diagnostic ultrasound techniques have led to an increased number of CSP diagnoses. A misdiagnosed cesarean scar pregnancy, or one that is diagnosed too late, is a threat to the pregnant patient’s life, and predisposes her to such complications as hemorrhage or uterine rupture, which often necessitate hysterectomy and therefore result in irreversible fertility loss. In this paper 4 cases of ectopic pregnancies located within the cesarean scar in women hospitalized at the university clinical center, within a short span of merely three months in 2018, are presented. The purpose of this paper is to indicate to doctors and gynecology and obstetric societies that there is a very urgent need for drawing up guidelines for CSP management. To this effect, information about individual cases should be gathered and analyzed thoroughly, latest reports followed, and knowledge skills and experience shared in order to be able to work out a procedure that is both effective and as safe as possible.

Key words: cesarean scar pregnancy, cesarean section, ectopic pregnancy

Pol Med J, 2020; XLVIII (285); 179–183