Current diagnosis and treatment of interstitial pregnancy.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The incidence of interstitial pregnancy is rising. Traditional treatment with laparotomy, hysterectomy, or cornual wedge resection is associated with high morbidity and detrimental effects on future fertility. A diverse array of alternate treatments has been introduced over the last 3 decades, with the common goal of achieving a minimally invasive, standardized management strategy. This has been facilitated by impressive strides towards prompt diagnosis, both radiologically and chemically. In this review, we explore the current state of the art diagnostic criteria and the clinically significant diverse therapeutic options with supporting literature. Finally, we propose a structured, best-practice management plan for the once-lethal interstitial pregnancy, based on the current literature.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moawad, NS; Mahajan, ST; Moniz, MH; Taylor, SE; Hurd, WW

Published Date

  • January 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 202 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 15 - 29

PubMed ID

  • 20096253

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6868

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ajog.2009.07.054


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States