Laparoscopic management of interstitial pregnancy: the "purse-string" technique

Antonino Agrusa, Stefano Rotolo, Antonino Perino, Gloria Calagna, Gaspare Cucinella, Gloria Calagna, Stefano Rotolo, Antonio Perino, Roberta Granese, Gaspare Cucinella

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We report five cases of interstitial pregnancy, treated between 2004 and 2010, toevaluate surgical and obstetric outcome of laparoscopic cornual resection with a“purse-string” technique. A hemostatic suture was passed at the base of the massin a purse-string fashion prior to resection, to minimize intraoperative blood loss.Subsequent pregnancies were analysed, with a mean follow-up time of 48 months.The mean operating time was 39 min and mean blood loss 47 mL. Three of fourpatients who desired children delivered at term uneventfully. Laparoscopic cornualresection with a “purse-string” technique appears to be useful for treatment of earlyinterstitial pregnancy. The technique ensures effective and safe treatment, withsatisfactory obstetric outcome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)996-999
Number of pages4
JournalActa Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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