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Cervical pregnancy treated by uterine artery embolisation combined with office hysteroscopy.
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PMID:  23107052     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of uterine artery embolisation in conjunction with hysteroscopic resection of trophoblast in the conservative treatment of cervical ectopic pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN: Five women diagnosed with cervical pregnancies at University Hospital of Foggia, Italy, between May 2009 and February 2012 underwent uterine artery embolisation followed by office hysteroscopic resection of trophoblast. Data on operating time, blood loss, blood transfusion, conversion to other techniques, complications related to surgery, change of serum β-hCG level, hospitalisation days and outcome of the women after discharge were collected. RESULTS: The mean hysteroscopic operative time was 9.8min, and the blood loss was negligible in all cases. Blood transfusion was not needed for any of the women. None of the women required conversion to other techniques. In all cases the operations were uneventful. The serum β-hCG level in all the cases declined to normal within 15 days of surgery. The total hospitalisation time was 4 days in all the cases. No vaginal bleeding or other side effects were observed throughout and after the treatment, all women recovered without complications. CONCLUSIONS: Uterine artery embolisation with office hysteroscopic resection is an effective option in treatment of cervical ectopic pregnancy.
Authors:
Gennaro Scutiero; Lugi Nappi; Maria Matteo; Silverio Balzano; Luca Macarini; Pantaleo Greco
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-7654     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Italy. Electronic address: g.scutiero@hotmail.com.
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