oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Heterotopic pregnancy: Report of two cases

Volume 12, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Two cases of heterotopic pregnancy are reported in which only one infant survives. The infrequency with which the correct diagnosis was made pre-operatively is emphasised. The possibility of heterotopic pregnancy must be considered in every case of multiple pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy and abortion in which there is any deviation from the expected clinical course. A search of the literature has failed to reveal any recorded case of megaloblastic anaemia occurring in association with heterotopic pregnancy.

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