Operative laparoscopy for unruptured ectopic pregnancy in a caesarean scar
Article first published online: 10 AUG 2006
BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Volume 113, Issue 9, pages 1035–1038, September 2006
How to Cite
Wang, Y.-L., Su, T.-H. and Chen, H.-S. (2006), Operative laparoscopy for unruptured ectopic pregnancy in a caesarean scar. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 113: 1035–1038. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2006.01031.x
- Issue published online: 10 AUG 2006
- Article first published online: 10 AUG 2006
- Accepted 12 June 2006. Published OnlineEarly 14 August 2006.
- Caesarean section scar;
- ectopic pregnancy;
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.