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Six cases of tubal stump pregnancy: complication of assisted reproductive technology?
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PMID:  21497804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To present six cases of tubal stump pregnancy and discuss possible etiologies. DESIGN: Case series. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at a tertiary referring medical center. PATIENT(S): Six women with tubal stump pregnancy diagnosed and treated in the department from 2004 to 2010 according to electronic files and histological reports. INTERVENTION(S): None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Assisted reproductive technology (ART) before tubal stump pregnancies. RESULT(S): : From 2004 to 2010, this study diagnosed six tubal stump pregnancies among 1,466 ectopic pregnancies, an incidence of 0.4%. Of the six cases, two conceived spontaneously after ovulation induction. Four of them conceived after IVF-ET programs. CONCLUSION(S): Tubal stump pregnancies may be one of the complications of ART. In view of the risk of early rupture in a tubal stump pregnancy, early diagnosis is warranted to avoid maternal morbidity.
Po-Chun Ko; Ching-Chung Liang; Tsia-Shu Lo; Hong-Yuan Huang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lin-Kou Medical Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan.
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