Objective: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of uterine artery embolisation in conjunction with hysteroscopic resection of trophoblast in the conservative treatment of cervical ectopic pregnancies. Study design: Five women diagnosed with cervical pregnancies at University Hospital of Foggia, Italy, between May 2009 and February 2012 underwent uterine artery embolisation followed by office hysteroscopic resection of trophoblast. Data on operating time, blood loss, blood transfusion, conversion to other techniques, complications related to surgery, change of serum β-hCG level, hospitalisation days and outcome of the women after discharge were collected. Results: The mean hysteroscopic operative time was 9.8 min, and the blood loss was negligible in all cases. Blood transfusion was not needed for any of the women. None of the women required conversion to other techniques. In all cases the operations were uneventful. The serum β-hCG level in all the cases declined to normal within 15 days of surgery. The total hospitalisation time was 4 days in all the cases. No vaginal bleeding or other side effects were observed throughout and after the treatment, all women recovered without complications. Conclusions: Uterine artery embolisation with office hysteroscopic resection is an effective option in treatment of cervical ectopic pregnancy. © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

Cervical pregnancy treated by uterine artery embolisation combined with office hysteroscopy

Scutiero, Gennaro;Greco, Pantaleo
2013

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of uterine artery embolisation in conjunction with hysteroscopic resection of trophoblast in the conservative treatment of cervical ectopic pregnancies. Study design: Five women diagnosed with cervical pregnancies at University Hospital of Foggia, Italy, between May 2009 and February 2012 underwent uterine artery embolisation followed by office hysteroscopic resection of trophoblast. Data on operating time, blood loss, blood transfusion, conversion to other techniques, complications related to surgery, change of serum β-hCG level, hospitalisation days and outcome of the women after discharge were collected. Results: The mean hysteroscopic operative time was 9.8 min, and the blood loss was negligible in all cases. Blood transfusion was not needed for any of the women. None of the women required conversion to other techniques. In all cases the operations were uneventful. The serum β-hCG level in all the cases declined to normal within 15 days of surgery. The total hospitalisation time was 4 days in all the cases. No vaginal bleeding or other side effects were observed throughout and after the treatment, all women recovered without complications. Conclusions: Uterine artery embolisation with office hysteroscopic resection is an effective option in treatment of cervical ectopic pregnancy. © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Scutiero, Gennaro; Nappi, Lugi; Matteo, Maria; Balzano, Silverio; Macarini, Luca; Greco, Pantaleo
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