Ruptured heterotopic interstitial pregnancy: rare case of acute abdomen in a Jehovah's Witness patient.
Lialios GA, Kallitsaris A, Kabisios T, Messinis IE.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Thessaly Medical School, Larissa, Greece.
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of ruptured right heterotopic interstitial pregnancy diagnosed and managed laparoscopically by cornual resection.
DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: University tertiary care hospital.
PATIENT(S): A 29-year-old female Jehovah's Witness patient with first-trimester acute right lower quadrant abdominal pain.
INTERVENTION(S): Emergency laparoscopy was performed, and the site of bleeding was first clamped with a laparoscopic grasper. The lateral tissue was then coagulated and simultaneously transected with the bipolar-cutting probe for control of hemorrhage.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): The early diagnosis of heterotopic interstitial pregnancy should enable a conservative approach, whether medical or surgical, to be undertaken when treating this rare and potentially fatal condition.
RESULT(S): The treatment of a ruptured heterotopic interstitial pregnancy by laparoscopy was successful with cornual resection.
CONCLUSION(S): Management of a ruptured interstitial pregnancy by laparoscopy was successful with cornual resection and minimal blood loss, and a coexiting intrauterine pregnancy continued satisfactorily.
PMID: 18304544 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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