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Practice Easily Missed?

Ectopic pregnancy

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3770 (Published 30 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3770

Re: Easily missed when ectopic pregnancy is suspected ?

I agree with the authors that the x-ray chest PA view should be added
to the the protocols when suspecting an ectopic pregnany before starting
the methotrexate therapy.

I would recommend that even a CT should be used as a tool of choice
if availble, because it can give the exact density in housfield units
& leads to the exact diagnosis thus prevetning any confusion regarding
this case.

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10 August 2010
Muhammad Z Anjum
Medical Student
Lahore Medical & Dental College, Lahore 54610.Pakistan