Clinical Symptoms And Risk Factors For Ectopic Pregnancy

When evaluating pregnant women in the first trimester, it is very important to take into account the history and symptomatology. The

Pouch Douglas Fluid Ultrasound
Figure 3.4 Blood in the pouch of Douglas; seen as ground glass fluid on transvaginal scan. (Reproduced from Condous et al. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2003; 2:420-30.)

end of the fallopian tube. It is very difficult to quantify the volume of haemoperitoneum on an ultrasound scan. However, the presence of blood in Morrison's pouch can be used as a marker for significant haemoperitoneum. In these circumstances clinically one would expect shoulder-tip pain, but this is not always the case. Morrison's pouch is the potential space between Glisson's capsule of the liver and Gerota's fascia surrounding the kidney. Morrison's pouch along with Douglas' pouch are the most sensitive areas for the detection of free intraperitoneal fluid.

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