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Ultrasound diagnosis and laparoscopic excision of an interstitial ectopic pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1290440     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Interstitial tubal pregnancy occurs in about 5% of ectopic tubal pregnancies and is associated with an increased risk of severe haemorrhage (1). Diagnosis prior to rupture of the pregnancy into the peritoneal cavity is very important to avoid haemorrhage. Its presence has been considered to be a contraindication to laparoscopic surgery (2), although most ectopic pregnancies can be managed laparoscopically by an experienced endoscopist. We report the diagnosis of an interstitial pregnancy by ultrasound before rupture and treatment by laparoscopic excision of the pregnancy.
C Wood; V Hurley
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0004-8666     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1992 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-25     Completed Date:  1993-03-25     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0001027     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  371-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University, Melbourne.
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MeSH Terms
Pregnancy, Tubal / surgery*,  ultrasonography*

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