Reproductive outcomes after medical and surgical management of ectopic pregnancy
Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, 04/27/2012
Juneau C et al. – Laparoscopic salpingostomy or salpingectomy remains the preferred means of surgical removal of ectopic pregnancies. The most predictive factor of future fertility is the health of the contralateral tube.
- Ectopic pregnancies have a negative impact on future fertility.
- Prompt diagnosis is paramount to preserve tubal function and reproductive potential.
- Expectant, medical, and surgical management of ectopic pregnancies have similar efficacy in properly selected patients.
- Medical management has emerged as a safe alternative to surgery and holds promise for preservation of future fertility.