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An efficient conservative treatment modality for cervical pregnancy: angiographic uterine artery embolization followed by immediate curettage.
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PMID:  20889136     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate a conservative treatment modality, angiographic uterine artery embolization (UAE) followed by immediate curettage, in the treatment of cervical pregnancy.
STUDY DESIGN: Sixteen patients with cervical pregnancy were first treated by UAE to control or prevent vaginal bleeding. Curettage of cervical canal was performed immediately after UAE to remove gestational tissue from the cervix. Clinical outcome assessments include vaginal bleeding, serum β-human chorionic gonadotropin level, cervical mass, menstruation, fertility, and hospitalization time.
RESULTS: Fifteen patients were successfully treated by UAE followed by immediate curettage. One patient at very early gestational age underwent UAE only. Quick regression of serum human chorionic gonadotropin level and cervical mass, fertility preservation, and a short hospital stay were observed.
CONCLUSION: UAE followed by immediate curettage is an efficient conservative treatment for cervical pregnancy. This procedure may become a useful alternative to other conservative approaches.
YanKui Wang; Bing Xu; ShuZhen Dai; YongHua Zhang; YuYing Duan; ChengJian Sun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  204     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-28     Completed Date:  2011-01-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31.e1-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Affiliated Hospital of Medical College, Qingdao University, People's Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Chorionic Gonadotropin / blood
Combined Modality Therapy / methods
Dilatation and Curettage / methods*
Length of Stay
Pregnancy, Ectopic / blood,  therapy*
Uterine Artery Embolization / methods*
Uterine Cervical Diseases / blood,  therapy*
Uterine Hemorrhage / prevention & control
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin

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