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Characteristics of indigent women with ruptured and unruptured tubal pregnancies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1432993     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The diagnosis of tubal pregnancy, whether ruptured or unruptured, often requires a surgical procedure, such as laparoscopy or laparotomy, for confirmation. We compared women with ruptured and unruptured tubal pregnancies to determine whether the clinical presentations, morbidity and surgical complications in the two groups were significantly different. We compared the demographic characteristics, clinical presentations, laboratory findings, morbidity and complications from surgical management in the two groups. Women with ruptured tubal pregnancies had a higher incidence of abdominal pain lasting less than 24 hours, adnexal tenderness and positive culdocentesis from hemoperitoneum as compared to women with unruptured tubal gestations. Abnormal uterine bleeding was observed less frequently in women with ruptured tubal pregnancies as compared to women with unruptured ones despite similar gestational ages at presentation. All the patients with a tubal pregnancy were managed surgically. The morbidity and surgical complication rates in the two groups were not significantly different.
K B Singh; C A Poole; W N Otterson; D R Dunnihoo; L E Bairnsfather; D C Long
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  1992 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-17     Completed Date:  1992-12-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  745-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Shreveport 71130.
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MeSH Terms
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology
Pregnancy, Tubal / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  surgery
Risk Factors
Rupture, Spontaneous

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