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Treatment of Cornual Heterotopic Pregnancy via Selective Reduction Without Feticide Drug.
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PMID:  21945745     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To treat heterotopic pregnancy with a minimally invasive procedure, absent a feticide drug. DESIGN: Retrospective study (Canadian Classification III). SETTING: University-affiliated hospital, center of reproductive medicine, department of obstetrics and gynecology, central south university, Changsha Hunan China. PATIENTS: A total of nine patients' diagnosed cornual heterotopic pregnancy resulted from assisted reproduction technology. Among nine, five patients selected the cornual embryo reduction. INTERVENTIONS: Cornual embryo reduction and preservation of intrauterine embryo were done under guidance of transvaginal ultrasonography at 4-6 weeks after embryo transfer. No drug was given. MEASUREMENTS: Safety of operative procedure and pregnancy outcome. MAIN RESULTS: All five patients who underwent selective embryo reduction has no intraoperative or postoperative complication, however 3 of them delivered healthy babies while two aborted. CONCLUSION: An early intervention should be carried in vital stable patients by means of puncturing and aspirating cornual heterotopic pregnancy under transvaginal ultrasound guidance.
Zhang Qiong; Li Yanping; Deep Jagat Prasad; Zhu Lin
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Type:  -     Date:  2011-9-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of minimally invasive gynecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1553-4669     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101235322     Medline TA:  J Minim Invasive Gynecol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 AAGL. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Xiang-Ya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China (all authors).
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