Serum biochemistry correlates with the size of tubal ectopic pregnancy on sonography


Guven E. S. G. , DILBAZ S., DILBAZ B., Guven S., OZDEMIR D. S. , HABERAL A.

ULTRASOUND IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY, vol.28, no.6, pp.826-830, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/uog.3822
  • Journal Name: ULTRASOUND IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.826-830
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective To investigate whether there is a correlation between serum biochemistry (human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), CA 125, progesterone and estradiol) and the common sonographic findings (blob sign, bagel sign or extrauterine gestational sac with cardiac activity) or size of a tubal ectopic pregnancy, and whether there is a difference in serum biochemistry between women with a tubal ectopic pregnancy who are hemodynamically unstable (tachycardia, hypotension, falling hemoglobin levels and/or acute severe abdominal pain) and those who are hemodynamically stable.