"Watchful waiting" in ectopic pregnancies: A balance between reduced success rates and less methotrexate

Ishai Levin, Ziv Tsafrir, Nili Sa'ar, Joseph Lessing, Amiram Avni, Ronni Gamzu, Benny Almog

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Abstract

Many cases of ectopic pregnancy will spontaneously resolve, so that "watchful waiting" and β-hCG follow-up will separate true viable ectopic pregnancies from spontaneously resolving ectopic pregnancies. Withholding methotrexate in patients with spontaneously resolving ectopic pregnancies and administering it in only true viable ectopic pregnancies will no doubt decrease published success rates for this therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1159-1160
Number of pages2
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume95
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ectopic pregnancies
  • methotrexate
  • spontaneously resolving ectopic pregnancies

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