Osteopathic technique helps locate ectopic pregnancies when imaging fails

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 14:31 in Paleontology & Archaeology

The location of an ectopic pregnancy can be determined quickly and easily with a simple, noninvasive physical examination technique used by osteopathic physicians. The method can be helpful in emergency situations, like ruptured ectopic pregnancies, when bleeding obscures traditional imaging. Ectopic pregnancies account for nearly 2 percent of all pregnancies in North America and are the leading cause of maternal mortality in the first trimester.

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