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Conservative treatment of ectopic pregnancy in a sub-Saharan African setting.
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PMID:  21421884     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In the sub-Saharan African setting, laparotomy for salpingectomy is the common method of treatment for ectopic pregnancy (EP). The objective of this retrospective study was to find out how common EP is treated conservatively in the Yaounde Gynaeco-Obstetric and Paediatric Hospital, Cameroon. Of the 281 patient files analysed, 126 patients (44.8%) were treated conservatively and successfully for EP. Of these, 86 (68.2%) had received conservative surgical treatment while 40 (31.8%) had non-surgical treatment. Salpingostomy was the conservative surgery for 79.1% of the cases. According to the publications available for the sub-Saharan setting, the rate of conservative management of EP at the Yaounde Gynaeco-Obstetric and Paediatric Hospital, Cameroon is high. We recommend that this rate should be improved so that, eventually, the conservative treatment methods of EP become routine.
P Foumane; E T Mboudou; J S Dohbit; S Mbakop Ndingue; P M Tebeu; A S Doh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical doctor     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1758-1133     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Doct     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1301706     Medline TA:  Trop Doct     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Yaounde Gynaeco-Obstetric and Paediatric Hospital, PO Box 4362 Yaoundé, Cameroon
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