Silent ovarian ectopic pregnancy: a case report


  • Sophia Rafiq Department of Gynecology, Combined Military Hospital, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Shazia Shakeel Department of Gynecology, Combined Military Hospital, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Neha Tanveer Department of Gynecology, Combined Military Hospital, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Zainab Pervaiz Department of Gynecology, Combined Military Hospital, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Taleah Khan Department of Gynecology, Combined Military Hospital, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan



Ectopic pregnancy, Methotrexate, β-hCG


In clinical practice, an ovarian pregnancy is considered one of the most challenging diagnoses faced by an obstetrician/gynecologist. In this article, we report a 31-year-old Asian-Pakistani female, who presented to the ObsGynae clinic with 8 weeks of amenorrhea, a positive urine pregnancy test, and very high serum β-hCG levels. Transvaginal ultrasonography ruled out a tubal pregnancy, and the patient was sent for repeat β-hCG levels. The patient was hemodynamically stable and displayed no characteristic signs and symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy. Upon repeat scans and β-hCG levels, a diagnosis of ovarian ectopic pregnancy was made. The patient was managed on medication; a single dose of I/M 50 mg/m2 methotrexate was administered and the resultant decline in β-hCG levels proved the success of conservative treatment in this case. An ovarian ectopic can present as a life-threatening condition, and a high index of suspicion can prevent morbidity as well as mortality. Ovarian pregnancy, without any alarming signs despite very high β-hCG levels, as reported in this case, is one of the rarest clinical cases observed.


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