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Laparoscopic cornuostomy for interstitial pregnancy. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10589412     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: With recent advances in laparoscopic surgery, many reports have described laparoscopic cornual resection for interstitial pregnancy as a safe alternative to laparotomy. We report a laparoscopic cornuostomy for unruptured interstitial pregnancy with myometrium reconstruction. CASE: A 32-year-old woman presented with complaints of abdominal cramps and vaginal spotting after 6 weeks of amenorrhea. Ultrasonographic examination revealed a gestational sac 7 mm in diameter in the left uterine corner. There was clear separation between the endometrium and gestational sac. A 3-mm periumbilical trocar for the laparoscope and a 3-mm trocar in the lower abdomen were used, and the left interstitial pregnancy was confirmed. An additional, 5-mm trocar was used in the lower abdomen for the laparoscopic surgery. The patient underwent a laparoscopic cornuostomy. Myometrium reconstruction was performed by suturing and tying with a laparoscopic technique. CONCLUSION: In this case, minilaparoscopy was useful in the diagnosis and treatment of interstitial pregnancy.
S Matsuzaki; T Fukaya; T Murakami; A Yajima
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  1999 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-22     Completed Date:  1999-12-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  981-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / etiology
Laparoscopy / methods*
Myometrium / surgery
Pregnancy, Ectopic / diagnosis,  surgery*
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods
Treatment Outcome

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