Three surgically managed ipsilateral spontaneous ectopic pregnancies

Dimitrios S Milingos, Mairead Black, Christine Bain

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Recurrence of ectopic pregnancy is usually associated with assisted reproductive techniques, being less likely to occur after natural conception.

CASE: We report the case of a patient who had three consecutive ectopic pregnancies on the ipsilateral side after natural conception and was treated surgically in each case with partial salpingectomy, removal of tubal stump, and resection of the uterine cornua, respectively. The contralateral normal tube was resected at the time of last operation.

CONCLUSION: We indicate the high risk for tubal rupture and bleeding and the need for appropriate surgical intervention when managing recurrent ectopic pregnancies. Furthermore, care should be undertaken not to leave a long tubal stump when performing salpingectomy for ectopic pregnancy, to decrease risk of recurrence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-459
Number of pages2
JournalObstetrics & Gynecology
Volume112
Issue number2 Pt 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008

Keywords

  • adult
  • fallopian tubes
  • female
  • humans
  • pregnancy
  • pregnancy, tubal
  • recurrence

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