BACKGROUND: Cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is a rare type of ectopic pregnancy. Early termination is commonly performed for fear of massive bleeding and uterine rupture. Only a few cases of CSP continuation resulting in viable delivery have been reported, and almost all of these were singleton pregnancies. CASE: We present a rare case of CSP and successful dichorionic, diamniotic (DD) twin delivery. A 32-year-old woman who had undergone 2 previous cesarean deliveries was diagnosed with DD twins and CSP. She experienced genital bleeding and threatened preterm labor; we managed the complications with blood transfusion and aggressive tocolytic therapy. At 29 weeks and 3 days’ gestation the patient experienced active bleeding and regular uterine contractions, and we performed an emergency cesarean delivery. The patient required a hysterectomy for uncontrolled intraoperative bleeding. The twins weighed 1,480 g and 656 g and followed a favorable postnatal course without any severe complications. Both twins survived to hospital discharge. CONCLUSION: Our experience suggests that live birth is achievable even in twin CSP. Because CSP is frequently associated with placenta previa and placenta accreta, such patients must be managed carefully.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Reproductive Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology