Laparoscopic removal of an abdominal pregnancy adherent to the appendix after ovulation induction with human menopausal gonadotrophin

Hum Reprod. 1995 Jul;10(7):1804-5. doi: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.humrep.a136179.


The laparoscopic management of tubal pregnancies has become a standard form of treatment. We present, for the first time, a successful laparoscopic approach in the management of early abdominal pregnancy. Although it is difficult to reach conclusions from such limited published experience, it nevertheless appears that early abdominal pregnancies can be treated via operative laparoscopy. The possible advantages of such a therapeutic approach include lower morbidity and mortality, and a better fertility prognosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Appendix / pathology*
  • Chorionic Gonadotropin / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy*
  • Ovulation Induction*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy, Ectopic / pathology*
  • Pregnancy, Ectopic / surgery*


  • Chorionic Gonadotropin