Transvaginal Ultrasound-guided Aspiration


Transvaginal Ultrasound-guided Aspiration and Instillation of HyperosmolarGlucose for Treatment of Unruptured Tubal Heterotopic Pregnancy

Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2007 Mar 7; [Epub ahead of print]

OBJECTIVES: To report a case of tubal heterotopic pregnancy (HP) treated conservatively with transvaginal ultrasound-guided aspiration and instillation of hyperosmolar glucose.

METHODS: Aspiration of the tubal ectopic pregnancy and hyperosmolar glucose instillation was performed with a 16-gauge needle under transvaginal ultrasound guidance.

RESULTS: Unruptured tubal HP with positive cardiac activity was treated successfully without any further interventions, and intrauterine pregnancy has reached full-term without any complications.

CONCLUSIONS: Early diagnosis of this life-threatening condition is the key to its successful treatment. Transvaginal ultrasound-guided aspiration and hyperosmolar glucose injection can be safely performed for the treatment of unruptured tubal HP.

PMID: 17342494 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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