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Management of ectopic pregnancy through a posterior colpotomy: two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19175966     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Prior to the availability of modern laparoscopic surgical techniques and equipment, ectopic pregnancy was managed predominately by laparotomy. An alternative surgical approach, by posterior colpotomy, was advocated as a diagnostic and a therapeutic approach that often avoided laparotomy. CASES: We report two recent cases in which ectopic pregnancies were managed by posterior colpotomy to avoid any scars on the abdomen. One case involved a salpingectomy and the other a salpingostomy. CONCLUSION: Posterior colpotomy is a safe, cost-effective, and time efficient method of managing ectopic pregnancy.
Scott A Farrell; Hanan Al-Ghasham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstétrique et gynécologie du Canada : JOGC     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1701-2163     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol Can     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-29     Completed Date:  2009-03-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101126664     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Can     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1137-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax NS.
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MeSH Terms
Colpotomy / methods*
Pregnancy, Ectopic / surgery*
Young Adult

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