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Reproductive outcome after expectant management of ectopic pregnancy.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To study fertility rates following expectant management of clinically stable ectopic pregnancies.

STUDY DESIGN:

Twenty of 33 patients with laparoscopically confirmed aborting tubal pregnancies managed expectantly were followed for a period of 1-5 years (mean 2.7 years). Excluded were the patients not desiring pregnancy, and patients with known impediments to fertility, such as age > 40 years and previous infertility, as well as patients lost to follow-up.

RESULTS:

Successful pregnancies occurred in 16 patients (80%); one patient (5%) had a repeat ectopic pregnancy.

CONCLUSIONS:

Expectant management is associated with a favorable reproduction outcome.

PMID:
8735750
DOI:
10.1016/0301-2115(95)02370-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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