Intratubal Methotrexate versus Laparoscopic Salpingotomy

Kellogg, Anisha
May 2009
World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery;May-Aug2009, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p18
Academic Journal
Introduction: Though laparoscopic salpingotomy is the preferred conservative surgery of choice in patients desirous of future fertility, the management of ectopic pregnancy has changed extensively. Other modalities like medical management with Methotrexate are being reviewed for conservative management of tubal pregnancy. Objectives: To compare intratubal Methotrexate instillation with laparoscopic salpingotomy for conservative management of tubal pregnancy. Methods: A literature review was conducted using search engines Google, Highwire press. Success rate after treatment and future reproductive outcome were analyzed. Conclusion: Laparoscopic salpingotomy was more superior to with Methotrexate as conservative treatment of ectopic pregnancy. Keywords: Laparoscopic salpingotomy, pregnancy, tubal, ectopic.


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