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Interstitial pregnancy treated by transcervical aspiration of the gestational sac combined with systemic and local administration of methotrexate.
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PMID:  21518136     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Interstitial pregnancy, which is a rare form of tubal ectopic pregnancy, can grow larger than those within the fallopian tube because the surrounding myometrium is more expandable than the tube; many cases are advanced and treated with surgical resection or a large amount of methotrexate (MTX). This report presents a case of an advanced interstitial pregnancy treated with systemic MTX and laparoscopic local MTX injection combined with transcervical aspiration of the gestational sac. A 27-year-old nulliparous female presented with an interstitial pregnancy. Serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) level was 90 000 IU/L. MTX was given systemically (50 mg/m(2) i.m.) and the gestational sac was aspirated transcervically under laparoscopic guidance followed by local injection of 25 mg MTX. The patient received a total of only 95 mg MTX. The gestational sac disappeared and serum hCG became undetectable. The patient became pregnant spontaneously six months later, and delivered a live 2482-g infant in good condition by planned cesarean section at 36 weeks and 3 days of gestation. No defect of the myometrium was seen during the surgery. This therapy may be effective for interstitial pregnancy and can be performed safely with laparoscopy.
Sousuke Kato; Tomohito Tanaka; Yoshito Terai; Yoshiki Yamashita; Masahide Ohmichi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1341-8076     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612761     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Authors. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research © 2011 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan.
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