Laparoscopical management of cornual pregnancies: A report of three cases

Andrea Tinelli, Antonio Malvasi, Marcello Pellegrino, Giovanni Pontrelli, Bruno Martulli, Daniel Alberto Tsin

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Abstract

Objective: Cornual pregnancy refers to the implantation and development of a gestation in one of the upper and lateral portions of the uterus; authors report their experience in laparoscopic therapeutic procedures on three singleton cornual pregnancies. Study design: Three healthy women were admitted in General Hospitals with suspect of cornual pregnancies by clinical examination, increasing of β-hCG value and transvaginal ultrasonography. One of them had a haemoperitoneum. Surgeons performed all operative laparoscopies, by incision and enucleating of ectopic cornual mass, coagulating of its surrounding vessels and suturing of the uterine incision site. Results: Patients were successfully treated only by laparoscopy, post-operative recovery period was normal in all women, with no further therapeutically intervention in the follow-up course. The aftermath was uneventful at the follow-up of 2 years. Conclusion: In cornual pregnancies, the minimally invasive surgical treatment by salpingotomy or resection of the cornual region of the uterus and the suturing of the incision site, should be the option in women interested in future fertility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-202
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Volume151
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2010

Keywords

  • Angular pregnancy
  • Cornual pregnancy
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Extrauterine pregnancy
  • Gynaecological endoscopy
  • Interstitial pregnancy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Methotrexate
  • Minimally invasive therapy

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