Failure of tubal closure following laser salpingostomy for ampullary tubal ectopic pregnancy Article

cited authors

  • Cropp, CS; Cowell, PD; Rock, JA

fiu authors

abstract

  • A patient with recurrent ectopic pregnancy is described. The first ectopic gestation was treated by laparoscopic linear laser salpingostomy of the right fallopian tube. Her hCG became negative and a hysterosalpingogram demonstrated right tubal patency. She conceived again after Pergonal ovulation induction, but had a recurrent right ectopic pregnancy. At laparotomy, the pregnancy was extruding through the unhealed incision of her prior linear salpingostomy. This complication of conservative management of ectopic pregnancy has important potential clinical significance.

publication date

  • January 1, 1987

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 887

end page

  • 888

volume

  • 48

issue

  • 5