Culdocentesis in diagnosis of disturbed ectopic pregnancy still a useful procedure in developing countries.

Abstract

Over a period of 5 years culdocentesis was carried out in 156 cases of suspected ectopic pregnancy using needle aspiration through the pouch of Douglas. The result was positive in 134 cases, with 131 being true positive and 3 false positive. In 22 cases the result was negative, 6 of which were false negative. It is concluded that culdocentesis is an effective method of diagnosing disturbed ectopic pregnancy.

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@article{Tariq1992CuldocentesisID, title={Culdocentesis in diagnosis of disturbed ectopic pregnancy still a useful procedure in developing countries.}, author={Tabish Tariq and Razia Korejo}, journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association}, year={1992}, volume={42 1}, pages={5-6} }