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Laparoscopic treatment of ectopic pregnancies--reports of two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8355474     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases with ectopic pregnancy were successfully treated by laparoscopic injection of methotrexate (MTX). Case 1: A 29 year-old housewife was laparoscopically treated with a 15 mg MTX injection to the left Fallopian tube. After the laparoscopy, the human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) was reduced to the normal range. Case 2: A 34 year-old housewife was also laparoscopically treated with a 35 mg MTX injection to the right Fallopian tube. After the laparoscopy, the HCG was quickly reduced to the normal range. The endoscopic approach can be used as the surgical treatment of choice for ectopic pregnancies.
A Kataoka; K Oka; D Yokota; S Motomura; K Kawano; T Hamada; M Yakushiji
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Kurume medical journal     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0023-5679     ISO Abbreviation:  Kurume Med J     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-09-21     Completed Date:  1993-09-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985210R     Medline TA:  Kurume Med J     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Chorionic Gonadotropin / analysis
Injections, Intraperitoneal
Methotrexate / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Pregnancy, Ectopic / drug therapy*,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin; 59-05-2/Methotrexate

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