fallopian tubal rupture
Fallopian tube rupture is most often a complication of a tubal ectopic pregnancy where the pregnancy breaks open due to progressive growth. It can potentially lead to shock.
Factors that raise the risk for a tubal rupture in a given tubal ectopic pregnancy include :
- history of pelvic surgery: tubal injury
- ovulation induction
- bilateral tubal ligation
- history of pelvic inflammatory disease
- previous ectopic pregnancy
- intrauterine contraceptive device use
- high beta-HCG levels: >5,000 mIU/ml
Can show a large amount of free peritoneal fluid and/or hemoperitoneum.
- tubal ectopic pregnancy
- tubal spasm