Successful treatment of ovarian pregnancy with laparoscopy-assisted local injection of etoposide

Yin Chen Juan, Peng Hui Wang, Chien Hang Chen, Pei Chun Ma, Wei Min Liu

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Abstract

Objective: To present a case of ovarian ectopic pregnancy successfully treated with laparoscopy-assisted local injection of etoposide. Design: Case report. Setting: University-affiliated teaching hospital. Patient(s): A 33-year-old woman with the diagnosis of an ovarian pregnancy. Intervention(s): Laparoscopically assisted local injection of etoposide. Main Outcome Measure(s): Successful treatment of the ovarian ectopic pregnancy, with preservation of the ovary. Result(s): The patient was successfully treated, and she had normal menstruation after surgery. Conclusion(s): Treatment of ovarian ectopic pregnancy with a laparoscopy-assisted local injection of etoposide might be a less invasive choice that can circumvent the systemic side effects of the medication.

Original languageEnglish
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume90
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008

Keywords

  • Etoposide
  • laparoscopy
  • ovarian pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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