The authors declared that there is no conflict of interest.
Laparoscopic management of primary hepatic pregnancy
Article first published online: 11 FEB 2010
© 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume 50, Issue 1, pages 95–98, February 2010
How to Cite
CHIN, P.-S., WEE, H.-Y. and CHERN, B. S.-M. (2010), Laparoscopic management of primary hepatic pregnancy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 50: 95–98. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2009.01113.x
- Issue published online: 11 FEB 2010
- Article first published online: 11 FEB 2010
- Received 30 July 2009; accepted 19 October 2009.
- ectopic pregnancy;
- primary hepatic pregnancy
A 30-year-old woman presented with epigastric pain with elevated serum human chorionic gonadotropin level (hCG), absence of intrauterine gestational sac and absence of an abnormal adnexal mass on pelvic ultrasonography. Laparoscopy revealed a ruptured hepatic ectopic pregnancy. This was removed by laparoscopic suctioning and haemostasis secured with Surgicel® Fribrilla™ Absorbable Hemostat. Intramuscular methotrexate was administered post-operatively. Patient recovered uneventfully and serum hCG returned to normal.