A Rare Manifestation of a Common Disease

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Department of Emergency Medicine. Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

2 Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

3 Burn Department, Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

4 Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical sciences, Mashhad, Iran

Abstract

Introduction: Ectopic pregnancy (EP) is considered a common disease worldwide. This study is intended to present a case report of ectopic pregnancy presented with syncope, a rare symptom.
Case: A 31 years old woman presented in emergency department of an academic trauma center with the chief complaint of head trauma. She was suffering of severe headache following falling down because of syncope. In prices exam she had unstable vital signs and was complaining of abdominal pain and tenderness. Routine laboratory tests including β-hCG, head CT scan, complete abdominal and abdominopelvic sonography were ordered for the patient. Results showed positive β-hCG and abundant free fluid in the abdominal cavity in sonography. After approval of ruptured ectopic pregnancy diagnosis, patient underwent laparotomy, salpingectomy and cystectomy.

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