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An incidental laparoscopic finding

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Gabriella Fleischmann BSc, Preeti Bharadwaj MBBCh MRCOG, Wai Young MBBCh
Foundation Years Journal, volume 1, issue 7, p.350 (123Doc Education, London, November 2007)


A 33 year old Caucasian lady presented to the gynaecology emergency unit with a seven week history of amenorrhoea and a three day history of left iliac fossa pain. This was a spontaneous conception and previously she had had two first trimester miscarriages following in vitro fertilisation (IVF). A hysterosalpinggram prior to her current pregnancy had suggested a non-patent left fallopian tube.

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Gabriella Fleischmann BSc

Royal Free and University College London

Preeti Bharadwaj MBBCh MRCOG

Registrar Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
North Middlesex University Hospital

Wai Young MBBCh (Corresponding author)

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
North Middlesex University Hospital
N18 1QX


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