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Radiologia Brasileira

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FEBRONIO, Eduardo Miguel; ROSAS, George de Queiroz; CARDIA, Patrícia Prando  e  D'IPPOLITO, Giuseppe. Ectopic pregnancy: pictorial essay focusing on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings. Radiol Bras [online]. 2012, vol.45, n.5, pp. 279-282. ISSN 0100-3984.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-39842012000500009.

The objective of the present study is to describe key computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings in patients with acute abdominal pain caused by ectopic pregnancy. For this purpose, two radiologists consensually selected and analyzed computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging studies performed in female patients with acute abdominal pain caused by proven ectopic pregnancy in the period between January 2010 and December 2011. The imaging diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy is usually obtained by ultrasonography, however, with the increasing use of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of patients with acute abdomen of gynecological origin it is necessary that the radiologist becomes familiar with the main findings observed at these diagnostic methods.

Palavras-chave : Acute abdomen; Ectopic pregnancy; Computed tomography; Magnetic resonance imaging.

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