Corpus ID: 31194001

Ectopic pregnancy. Nonsurgical, outpatient evaluation and single-dose methotrexate treatment.

  title={Ectopic pregnancy. Nonsurgical, outpatient evaluation and single-dose methotrexate treatment.},
  author={Z. Gross and J. Rodr{\'i}guez and B. L. Stalnaker},
  journal={The Journal of reproductive medicine},
  volume={40 5},
Seventeen patients with suspected ectopic pregnancy (EP) were managed as outpatients with single-dose intramuscular methotrexate (MTX) in a community hospital. A nonsurgical method was utilized for evaluation based on transvaginal ultrasonography in combination with serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) determination and performance of dilation and curettage (D&C). The mean pretreatment hCG concentration was 3,320.9 mIU/mL, with a range of 158-12,420. Sixteen of 17 (94.1%) patients responded… Expand
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