Autotransfusion for ruptured ectopic pregnancy

  title={Autotransfusion for ruptured ectopic pregnancy},
  author={D. Selo-Ojeme and J. Onwude and U. Onwudiegwu},
  journal={International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics},
Objectives: Clinical outcomes following the exclusive use of autotransfusion in the management of ruptured ectopic pregnancy are reviewed. Methods: A MEDLINE search (1966–2002) for relevant articles documenting the exclusive use of autotransfusion, and data collection and analysis was made. Results: There were 21 studies, 16 from developing and five from developed countries, involving 632 cases of ruptured ectopic pregnancies. Hypovolemic shock with significant hemoperitoneum (>500 ml) was the… Expand
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