Ovarian Pregnancy; Relationship to an Intrauterine Device


5 Dr Selman Lacin, 162SokakNo:40D:7. 35040 Bomova, Izmir. Turkey.


Summary: Ovarian pregnancy is a rare form of ectopic pregnancy in which the gestational sac is implanted within the ovary. The incidence is 0.5 to 3% of all ectopic gestations (1). In contrast to patients with tubal pregnancies, traditional risk factors, such as pelvic inflammatory disease and prior surgical procedure upon the pelvis, may not play a role in the aetiology. In the 2 cases reported here, it seems that using an intrauterine contraceptive device was an important factor.