Operative laparoscopy for unruptured ectopic pregnancy in a caesarean scar

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  • Y-L Wang,

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    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mackay Memorial Hospital and Mackay Medicine, Nursing and Management College, Taipei, Taiwan
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  • T-H Su,

    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mackay Memorial Hospital and Mackay Medicine, Nursing and Management College, Taipei, Taiwan
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  • H-S Chen

    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mackay Memorial Hospital and Mackay Medicine, Nursing and Management College, Taipei, Taiwan
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Dr Y-L Wang, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mackay Memorial Hospital and Mackay Medicine, Nursing, and Management College, 92, Section 2, Chung-Shan North Road, Taipei 10449, Taiwan. Email K9850316@ms24.hinet.net

Abstract

Eight women diagnosed by transvaginal ultrasonography with unruptured caesarean scar pregnancy underwent operative laparoscopy as an alternative treatment to laparotomy. The ultrasonographic diagnosis of caesarean scar pregnancy was confirmed in all women at laparoscopy. None of the women required conversion of the procedure to laparotomy. The total operative time ranged from 75 to 120 minutes. The total blood loss was limited, ranging from 50 to 200 ml. All women tolerated the operation well and had uneventful recoveries. Our results show that in the hands of a well-trained operator, laparoscopy appears to be a reasonable alternative for the management of an unruptured caesarean scar pregnancy.

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