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Laparoscopic management of heterotopic pregnancy: a review.
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PMID:  10932975     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Laparoscopic management of ectopic pregnancies is becoming more common. Having recently successfully treated one case of heterotopic pregnancy by laparoscopy in our department, the object of the present paper is to review the literature regarding laparoscopically treated cases of heterotopic pregnancy in order to assess benefits, complications and safety of this procedure. A Medline search yielded 10 additional cases with ampullary, interstitional or cornual tubal pregnancy, respectively. All surgical procedures were uncomplicated and all in utero pregnancies progressed normally. Despite a small number of cases, lack of complications in these reports is encouraging feasibility of laparoscopic management of heterotopic pregnancy.
H Pschera; A Gatterer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1341-8076     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Res.     Publication Date:  2000 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-17     Completed Date:  2000-08-17     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612761     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Res     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  157-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Landeskrankenhaus, Leoben, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Pregnancy, Ectopic / surgery*,  ultrasonography

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