Laparoscopic microsurgical anastomosis of the blocked, solitary post-ectopic Fallopian tube: Case report
Source: Human Reproduction, Volume 17, Number 6, June 2002 , pp. 1630-1632(3)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:The surgical options for the management of ectopic pregnancy include linear salpingotomy or salpingectomy. If salpingotomy is performed, subsequent tubal blockage may result and if this occurs in a solitary Fallopian tube then assisted reproductive technology is recommended as the treatment of choice. We describe a case report detailing the application of laparoscopic microsurgical tubal reanastomosis in two patients with post-ectopic blockage in a solitary Fallopian tube. Both patients conceived post-operatively and subsequently delivered term pregnancies. Laparoscopic microsurgery offers an alternative to assisted reproductive technology in patients with post-ectopic tubal obstruction in a single Fallopian tube.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2002-06-01
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