Treatment of ectopic pregnancy by means of laparoscopy

Fertil Steril. 1980 Apr;33(4):411-4. doi: 10.1016/s0015-0282(16)44659-5.


Sixty cases of ectopic pregnancy were treated by laparoscopy without laparotomy. In each case, one of two techniques was used-tubal aspiration or salpingotomy-in conjunction with aspiration of the conceptus and peritoneal rinsing. Of these 60 cases, only 3 were failures. Twenty-five women later desired pregnancy, and 18 conceived. The operated fallopian tube was checked in 18 cases and in 13 of these was found to be patent. A laparoscopic film has been made to illustrate this new technique.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Fertility
  • Hemostasis
  • Humans
  • Inhalation
  • Laparoscopy*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy, Ectopic / surgery*
  • Time Factors