Conservative surgery for tubal pregnancy

R. Langer, I. Bukovsky, A. Herman, D. Sherman, G. Sadovsky, E. Caspi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Fifty-seven conservative surgical procedures for unruptured tubal pregnancy were performed on 54 patients. Salpingotomy was performed in 44 cases and fimbrial expression of the ectopic gestation was performed in 13 cases. In this patient group, 80% of the patients (39 of 49) experienced intrauterine pregnancy following surgery and 71% (35 of 49) had a live birth. The recurrence rate of tubal pregnancy was 12%. Ninety percent of the patients with a normal contralateral tube had an intrauterine pregnancy following surgery and a 7% recurrence rate of tubal pregnancy, a ratio of 1:15. It is suggested that the indications for the conservative surgical management in patients with unruptured tubal pregnancy should be broadened to all patients interested in future pregnancies and should also be considered in those cases with normal contralateral tube.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-430
Number of pages4
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Conservative surgery for tubal pregnancy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this