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Laparoscopical management of cornual pregnancies: a report of three cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20430513     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: Cornual pregnancy refers to the implantation and development of a gestation in one of the upper and lateral portions of the uterus; authors report their experience in laparoscopic therapeutic procedures on three singleton cornual pregnancies.
STUDY DESIGN: Three healthy women were admitted in General Hospitals with suspect of cornual pregnancies by clinical examination, increasing of beta-hCG value and transvaginal ultrasonography. One of them had a haemoperitoneum. Surgeons performed all operative laparoscopies, by incision and enucleating of ectopic cornual mass, coagulating of its surrounding vessels and suturing of the uterine incision site.
RESULTS: Patients were successfully treated only by laparoscopy, post-operative recovery period was normal in all women, with no further therapeutically intervention in the follow-up course. The aftermath was uneventful at the follow-up of 2 years.
CONCLUSION: In cornual pregnancies, the minimally invasive surgical treatment by salpingotomy or resection of the cornual region of the uterus and the suturing of the incision site, should be the option in women interested in future fertility.
Authors:
Andrea Tinelli; Antonio Malvasi; Marcello Pellegrino; Giovanni Pontrelli; Bruno Martulli; Daniel Alberto Tsin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-04-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  151     ISSN:  1872-7654     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-19     Completed Date:  2010-11-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-202     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetric & Gynecology, Division of Experimental Endoscopic Surgery, Imaging, Technology and Minimally Invasive Therapy, Vito Fazzi Hospital, P.zza Muratore, 73100 Lecce, Italy. andreatinelli@gmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Chorionic Gonadotropin, beta Subunit, Human / blood
Female
Humans
Laparoscopy / methods*,  standards
Pregnancy
Pregnancy, Ectopic / blood,  surgery*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin, beta Subunit, Human

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