[Immediate reconstructive surgery in the treatment of ectopic pregnancy (author's transl)]

J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 1978 Oct-Nov;7(7):1261-7.
[Article in French]


In cases of non ruptured tubal ectopic pregnancy, the first results of immediate reconstructive surgery demonstrate the need to give up classical salpingectomy, and the possibility of avoiding a second laparotomy. The technique used in this series of six unruptured ectopic pregnancies of the ampulla consisted in a subserous enucleation-excision of the ectopic ovum with end-to-end anastomosis on a polyethylene wire, followed by early hydrotubations. Hysterosalpingographic controls performed 3 months after the operation showed in all six cases bilateral passage and peritoneal spill of the contrast medium. Three patients have at the time of writing intrauterine pregnancy (16, 22 and 33 weeks old). Thus the anatomical integrity of the fallopian tubes could be restored in every case, as early as the emergency laparotomy for suspicion of unruptured ectopic pregnancy confirmed by laparoscopy. No early or late postoperative complications occurred in this series.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Fallopian Tubes / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysterosalpingography
  • Methods
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy, Tubal / surgery*