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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 102-105

Case study on heterotopic pregnancy

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing, Narayana Hrudayalaya College of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Prof. C Sangeetha
Narayana Hrudayalaya College of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJCN.IJCN_14_20

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Heterotopic pregnancy (HP) is a rare form of pregnancy that is characterised by the coexistence of intra-uterine and extra-uterine pregnancy. The simultaneous presence of two gestational sacs is a rare event but with the advent of assisted reproductive technology, it is now an increasingly common complication. The prognosis for the extra-uterine foetus is very poor, having an estimated 90%–95% mortality rates. The mortality rate for the intra-uterine pregnancy is approximately 35%. Nurses have a challenging role to play in the management of women during acute and rehabilitative phase when HP occurs. For a comprehensive understanding of the disease condition, the definition, incidence, causes, clinical manifestation diagnostic criteria and management along with case report focusing on nursing management are presented in this article.

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