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Successful laparoscopic treatment of an abdominal pregnancy in the posterior cul-de-sac.
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PMID:  10968338     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To describe the laparoscopic treatment of a first trimester abdominal pregnancy found in the cul-de-sac between the right uterosacral ligament and the rectum. CASE REPORT: A 32-year-old female presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain beginning a few hours prior to presentation. The serum betahCG level was 543 mIU/ml. An ultrasound examination revealed an empty uterus, bilateral normal fallopian tubes, and a large quantity of fluid in the pelvis. Secondary to patient symptoms, laparoscopy was performed. After the pelvis was irrigated to remove blood and clot, bilaterally normal fallopian tubes and ovaries were found. Further laparoscopic examination revealed an abdominal pregnancy implanted on the peritoneum between the right uterosacral ligament and the rectum. Hydrodissection was used to help elevate the peritoneum away from adjacent structures, and the products of conception were removed laparoscopically. CONCLUSION: In select first trimester patients with abdominal pregnancies, laparoscopic management can be performed.
J P Geisler; M Cline; N Eskew
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0390-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-06     Completed Date:  2001-02-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802110     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
St. Vincent Hospitals and Health Services, Indianipolis, Indiana 46260, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Laparoscopy* / methods
Pelvis / surgery
Pregnancy Trimester, First
Pregnancy, Abdominal / surgery*

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