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Table 2 diagnostic procedures

From: A cohort of women with ectopic pregnancy: challenges in diagnosis and management in a rural hospital in a low-income country

  N
Urine pregnancy test (%)   84
 done – positive 60 (71)  
 done – negative 1 (1)  
 not done 23 (27)  
Mean haemoglobin count (g/dL, standard deviation) 8.2 (1.9) 80
Women with severe anaemiaa (%) (Hb < 7 g/dL) 20 (25)  
Abdominal aspiration (%)   86
 done – positive 30 (35)  
 done – negative 6 (7)  
 not done 50 (58)  
Women with ultrasound (%) 55 (64) 86
Ultrasound findings   855
 Not suggestive of ectopic pregnancy 3 (5%)  
 Uterus without intra-uterine gestation 37 (67%)  
 Free fluid cul du sac 34 (62%)  
 Pelvic/adnexal mass 16 (29%)  
 Extra-uterine gestational sac 6 (11%)  
Mean haemoglobin count (g/dL, standard deviation) 8.6 (2.0) 49
Ultrasound findings when aspiration negative   8
 Free abdominal fluid without intra-uterine gestation 6  
 Ectopic mass without intra-uterine gestation 1  
 Not suggestive of ectopic pregnancy 1  
  1. aWHO: Haemoglobin concentrations for the diagnosis of anaemia and assessment of severity. Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition Information System. Geneva: World Health Organization. 2011