IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 48 / Issue 2 / DOI: 10.31083/j.ceog.2021.02.5202
Open Access Case Report
Application of ultrasound in hepatic pregnancy: a case report and literature review
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1 Department of Ultrasonography, Affiliated Hospital of Jining Medical University, 272000 Jining, China
2 Information Network Center, Shandong Ploytechnic College, 272077 Jining, China
*Correspondence: (Jing-Dan Cheng)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2021, 48(2), 434–438;
Submitted: 25 March 2019 | Revised: 24 July 2020 | Accepted: 28 July 2020 | Published: 15 April 2021
Copyright: © 2021 The Authors. Published by IMR Press.
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As an ectopic pregnancy, hepatic pregnancy is extremely rare. Early diagnosis and treatment may prevent acute bleeding caused by the invasion of trophoblasts into maternal hepatic vessels. Here, we report a case of hepatic pregnancy diagnosed by ultrasonography in early pregnancy. Diagnostic laparoscopy, followed by laparotomy, was carried out and the intrahepatic mass was excised, and pathological results confirmed the ultrasonographic findings. Based on a current literature review, this report aims to investigate the ultrasonic features of hepatic pregnancy and summarize the application of ultrasonography in the diagnosis and treatment of hepatic pregnancy.

Abdominal pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy
Hepatic pregnancy
Preoperative diagnosis
J18KB128/Department of Education of Shandong Province
2019SMNS032/Science and Technology Bureau of Jining
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