Value of culdocentesis in the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy.


The diagnostic value of culdocentesis was examined in all patients admitted with hemoperitoneum during a three-year period. There was a total of 158 women with positive culdocentesis, of whom 132 (83.5%) had tubal ectopic pregnancies and 26 had other diagnoses. Of the 132 patients with ectopic gestations, the majority (62%) had unruptured tubes. A… (More)


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@article{Romero1985ValueOC, title={Value of culdocentesis in the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy.}, author={Roberto Romero and Joshua Abbott Copel and Nicholas Kadar and Philippe Jeanty and Alan H. Decherney and John C. Hobbins}, journal={Obstetrics and gynecology}, year={1985}, volume={65 4}, pages={519-22} }