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Laparoscopic management of an ectopic pregnancy in a previous caesarean section scar

Błażej Nowakowski, Przemysław Spychała
Ginekol Pol 2012;83(8).

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Abstract

Pregnancy in a caesarean section scar is the rarest form of an ectopic pregnancy. English language literature up to 2007 reports only about 70 cases, including three cases treated laparoscopically. A 25-year-old woman in the sixth week of pregnancy was admitted to our hospital due to profuse vaginal bleeding. During clinical and ultrasound tests, an unruptured ectopic pregnancy of 6 gestational weeks was found in the caesarean section scar. The treatment plan included two phases. Three days after a Methotrexate injection (80mg), the pregnancy was removed laparoscopically. Laparoscopy enabled a successful treatment of the unruptured ectopic pregnancy in a previous caesarean scar and made it possible to preserve the reproductive capability of the patient.

Abstract

Pregnancy in a caesarean section scar is the rarest form of an ectopic pregnancy. English language literature up to 2007 reports only about 70 cases, including three cases treated laparoscopically. A 25-year-old woman in the sixth week of pregnancy was admitted to our hospital due to profuse vaginal bleeding. During clinical and ultrasound tests, an unruptured ectopic pregnancy of 6 gestational weeks was found in the caesarean section scar. The treatment plan included two phases. Three days after a Methotrexate injection (80mg), the pregnancy was removed laparoscopically. Laparoscopy enabled a successful treatment of the unruptured ectopic pregnancy in a previous caesarean scar and made it possible to preserve the reproductive capability of the patient.
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Keywords

ectopic pregnancy, cesarean section scar, laparoscopy

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Title

Laparoscopic management of an ectopic pregnancy in a previous caesarean section scar

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 83, No 8 (2012)

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2012;83(8).

Keywords

ectopic pregnancy
cesarean section scar
laparoscopy

Authors

Błażej Nowakowski
Przemysław Spychała

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