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Reproductive outcomes after medical and surgical management of ectopic pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22510628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ectopic pregnancies have a negative impact on future fertility. Prompt diagnosis is paramount to preserve tubal function and reproductive potential. Expectant, medical, and surgical management of ectopic pregnancies have similar efficacy in properly selected patients. Medical management has emerged as a safe alternative to surgery and holds promise for preservation of future fertility. Laparoscopic salpingostomy or salpingectomy remains the preferred means of surgical removal of ectopic pregnancies. The most predictive factor of future fertility is the health of the contralateral tube.
Authors:
Caroline Juneau; Gordon Wright Bates
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1532-5520     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0070014     Medline TA:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  455-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
*Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; †Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.
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