Laparoendoscopic single-site salpingectomy in isthmic and ampullary ectopic pregnancy: preliminary report and technique.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This prospective cohort study reports our initial experience with laparoscopic surgery in ectopic pregnancy performed exclusively through an umbilical incision using a single 3-channel port. Since September 2009, we have performed single-port laparoscopic surgery in 11 patients with ectopic pregnancy. In all 11 patients, laparoendoscopic single-site salpingectomy was completed successfully without conversion to a standard laparoscopic approach or to laparotomy. The median (range) operative time was 35 (25-65) minutes, operative blood loss was 30 (5-50) mL, and duration of hospital stay was 8 (5-18) hour. No patient required a blood transfusion, and no intraoperative complications occurred. Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery is a feasible surgical approach for treatment of ectopic pregnancy. Additional studies are needed to compare this approach with conventional laparoscopic treatment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bedaiwy, MA; Escobar, PF; Pinkerton, J; Hurd, W

Published Date

  • 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 230 - 233

PubMed ID

  • 21354069

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1553-4669

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jmig.2010.12.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States