Role of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Treatment of Ectopic Pregnancy

Gupta, Babita
May 2008
World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery;May-Aug2008, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p36
Academic Journal
The article summarizes the role of minimal access surgery in managing ectopic pregnancy (EP). The most common gestational age of diagnosing EP is 6 to 10 weeks. It states that EP results to fetal loss, considerable maternal morbidity and the risk of maternal death. Current use of intrauterine device, use of clomiphene citrate and prior tubal surgery are some of the risk factors associated with ectopic pregnancy. It is also noted that surgery is still the mainstay of treatment, which may be radical or conservative and may be performed by laparoscopy or laparotomy.


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