Disturbed Interstitial Pregnancy: A First Case of Successful Treatment Using a Mini-Laparoscopic Approach

Medicina (Kaunas). 2019 May 27;55(5):215. doi: 10.3390/medicina55050215.


Interstitial ectopic pregnancy (EP) is a life-threatening condition due to the risk of massive hemorrhage in the event of its disturbance. We present the case of a 27-year-old patient who was admitted with massive hemoperitoneum, caused by the rupture of an interstitial pregnancy in the area of the fallopian tube stump, which had been removed after a previous ectopic pregnancy. The condition was overcome using a mini-laparoscopic approach (2.6 mm, 30° optics), with one 3 mm port for micro-laparoscopic instruments and one 10 mm port. Such an approach has not yet been reported in the available literature, among the casuistically reported cases of pregnancy in the tubal stump. We consider that the technique is safe, completely in the interest of the patient, applicable by an experienced team, and in agreement with modern trends regarding the minimization of operative access.

Keywords: ectopic pregnancy of tubal stump; interstitial pregnancy; mini-laparoscopy; minimally invasive surgery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Pain / etiology
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedures / instrumentation
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy / instrumentation
  • Laparoscopy / methods*
  • Laparoscopy / trends
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy, Interstitial / surgery*