Transvaginal ultrasonographic findings in surgically verified ectopic pregnancy

Kenneth A. Burry, Amy S. Thurmond, Thomas D. Suby-Long, Phillip Patton, Philip M. Rose, Marla K. Jones, Jeff K. Choffel, David W. Nelson

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to evaluate transvaginal ultrasonographic findings in ectopic pregnancies for positive ultrasonographic sign(s). STUDY DESIGN: Eighty-nine patients admitted with an ectopic pregnancy from September 1987 through September 1989 were retrospectively reviewed. Sixty-nine had undergone transvaginal ultrasonography within 10 days before surgery. The ultrasonographic examinations were reviewed by four radiologists. RESULTS: Ultrasonography revealed adnexal masses in 54 patients (78%). Thirty-six masses had an appearance consistent with an adnexal ring. Twenty-four adnexal rings demonstrated a thin sonolucent area surrounding the ring, a "halo sign" (67%). A control group of 116 intrauterine pregnancies were evaluated by ultrasonography. Forty-one women had adnexal cysts. Twenty-seven of these had an adnexal ring; only two of these had halos. CONCLUSION: The halo sign is presumptive evidence of a living ectopic pregnancy and, when identified, may allow earlier diagnosis and intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1796-1802
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume168
Issue number6 PART 1
StatePublished - Jun 1993

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Ectopic Pregnancy
Ultrasonography
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Cysts
Early Diagnosis
Pregnancy
Control Groups

Keywords

  • adnexal ring
  • ectopic pregnancy
  • halo sign
  • positive signs
  • Transvaginal ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Medicine(all)

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Burry, K. A., Thurmond, A. S., Suby-Long, T. D., Patton, P., Rose, P. M., Jones, M. K., ... Nelson, D. W. (1993). Transvaginal ultrasonographic findings in surgically verified ectopic pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 168(6 PART 1), 1796-1802.

Transvaginal ultrasonographic findings in surgically verified ectopic pregnancy. / Burry, Kenneth A.; Thurmond, Amy S.; Suby-Long, Thomas D.; Patton, Phillip; Rose, Philip M.; Jones, Marla K.; Choffel, Jeff K.; Nelson, David W.

In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 168, No. 6 PART 1, 06.1993, p. 1796-1802.

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Burry, KA, Thurmond, AS, Suby-Long, TD, Patton, P, Rose, PM, Jones, MK, Choffel, JK & Nelson, DW 1993, 'Transvaginal ultrasonographic findings in surgically verified ectopic pregnancy', American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 168, no. 6 PART 1, pp. 1796-1802.
Burry KA, Thurmond AS, Suby-Long TD, Patton P, Rose PM, Jones MK et al. Transvaginal ultrasonographic findings in surgically verified ectopic pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1993 Jun;168(6 PART 1):1796-1802.
Burry, Kenneth A. ; Thurmond, Amy S. ; Suby-Long, Thomas D. ; Patton, Phillip ; Rose, Philip M. ; Jones, Marla K. ; Choffel, Jeff K. ; Nelson, David W. / Transvaginal ultrasonographic findings in surgically verified ectopic pregnancy. In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1993 ; Vol. 168, No. 6 PART 1. pp. 1796-1802.
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