Endoscopic treatment of ectopic pregnancies

Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 1993 Apr;5(2):260-6.


Laparoscopic management is now the gold standard treatment of ectopic pregnancy. It can be performed using different procedures such as salpingotomy and salpingectomy, or it can be combined with methotrexate injection. On the other hand, nonsurgical treatment is available. The authors discuss technique results and indications of these various therapeutic techniques.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Fertility
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy*
  • Laser Therapy / methods
  • Laser Therapy / standards
  • Methotrexate / therapeutic use
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy, Ectopic / diagnosis
  • Pregnancy, Ectopic / drug therapy
  • Pregnancy, Ectopic / surgery*
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Methotrexate