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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2013, Article ID 975196, 4 pages
Case Report

Late Occurring Ectopic Pregnancy in a Posthysterectomy Patient

Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Radiology, Charleston, SC 29425, USA

Received 24 July 2013; Accepted 21 August 2013

Academic Editors: A. Semczuk and E. Shalev

Copyright © 2013 Munazza Anis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The incidence of ectopic pregnancy after hysterectomy is extremely rare with only 56 cases reported in the medical literature. Due to its rare occurrence, this diagnosis may not be initially considered when such a patient presents with abdominopelvic pain. It is an important diagnosis to keep in mind since a delay in diagnosis may lead to death. The case presented below describes this extremely unusual diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy which occurred six years after a supracervical hysterectomy.