Ectopic pregnancy: let's cut! Strict laparoscopic approach to 194 consecutive cases and review of literature on alternatives.

@article{Clasen1997EctopicPL,
  title={Ectopic pregnancy: let's cut! Strict laparoscopic approach to 194 consecutive cases and review of literature on alternatives.},
  author={K. Clasen and Michel Camus and Herman J. Tournaye and Paul Devroey},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={596-601}
}
From March 1989 to December 1995, 194 cases of ectopic pregnancy were diagnosed in our centre and treated following a strict laparoscopic protocol. A total of 193 cases was treated surgically and only one case was treated medically, because general anaesthesia was contraindicated. Altogether, eight laparotomies (4.1%) had to be performed; three primary and five secondary, due to uncontrollable haemorrhage (n = 3) and too large pregnancy size (n = 2). Peri- or postoperative complications were… CONTINUE READING

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