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Medical management of ectopic pregnancy.
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PMID:  7893955     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
By combining diagnostic modalities such as serial human chorionic gonadotropin titers, transvaginal sonography, and suction curettage, most unruptured ectopic pregnancies can be diagnosed without laparoscopy. When the diagnosis can be made in this manner, methotrexate may be the treatment of choice. It certainly should be considered as an alternative form of treatment in patients with an unruptured ectopic pregnancy. A randomized clinical trial comparing systemic methotrexate with laparoscopic salpingostomy in patients who are methotrexate eligible would be helpful.
T G Stovall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1040-872X     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1994 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-04-27     Completed Date:  1995-04-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007264     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  510-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gynecology, Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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MeSH Terms
Chorionic Gonadotropin / blood
Dilatation and Curettage
Methotrexate / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Pregnancy, Ectopic / diagnosis,  drug therapy*,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin; 59-05-2/Methotrexate

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