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Selective embryo reduction in a heterotopic pregnancy using potassium chloride injection resulting in a hematosalpinx.
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PMID:  8941075     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To incorporate conservative management of a heterotopic pregnancy using injection of KCl into the ectopic pregnancy (EP). DESIGN: A retrospective case report. SETTING: A patient referred to an academic institution in the division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, incorporating the ultrasound (US) and operating room facilities. INTERVENTION(S): Using US as a guide, KCl was injected into the chorionic cavity of an EP. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Resolution of ectopic gestational tissue with resultant hematosalpinx requiring exploratory laparotomy. Uncomplicated prenatal course of intrauterine pregnancy. RESULT(S): Injection of KCl into the chorionic cavity of EP resulting in resolution of gestational tissue but complicated by hematosalpinx in the fallopian tube. CONCLUSION(S): Selective embryo reduction of a tubal heterotopic pregnancy remains a viable therapeutic option.
A Wright; C L Kowalczyk; R Quintero; R E Leach
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0015-0282     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  1996 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-02     Completed Date:  1997-01-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1028-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hutzel Hospital, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Fallopian Tube Diseases / chemically induced*
Hemorrhage / chemically induced*
Potassium Chloride / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use
Pregnancy Reduction, Multifetal*
Pregnancy, Ectopic / therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
7447-40-7/Potassium Chloride

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