Fifty-nine women with early unruptured tubal pregnancy were treated by a single local injection of methotrexate at laparoscopy. All 59 patients underwent the procedure without any adverse reaction, 47 (80%) of them needing no laparotomy. Twelve patients required a laparotomy for reasons such as rising β-hCG levels and abdominal pain with or without rising levels of β-hCG. Only one patient ruptured the tube. None of the women needed a blood transfusion. We found tubal patency in 19 out of 21 patients at follow up hysterosalp-ingography. Eleven pregnancies were subsequently reported, one of them tubal. The appearance of the injected tube was absolutely normal in three patients, one at cesarean section and two at repeated laparoscopy. No peritubal adhesions were observed. We suggest that this new technique is a safe and effective alternative to laparotomy in a patient with an early unruptured tubal pregnancy.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics|
|State||Published - Mar 1992|
- Tubal Pregnancy