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  • Ectopic pregnancy (c), laparoscopic salpingostomy and salpingectomy

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (c)

  • Ovarian cancer (a), hysterectomy and salpingo-oophorectomy (a)

  • Surgical considerations of the pregnant patient (c), cesarean section (a)

(c) = core topic (a) = advanced topic


  • - Request OB/GYN consult if you encounter any of these topics on the boards; however, examiners will likely tell you that they are not available.

  • - Differential for acute pelvic pain in a female patient should include appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy, ovarian torsion, PID, and hemorrhagic ovarian cyst.

  • - Always check hCG in female patients of reproductive age who present with abdominal pain.

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