Successful Intrauterine Pregnancy following salpingostomy; Case Report
Background: Ectopic pregnancy occurs more in young women who still desire children. Because of tubal rupture, salpingectomy which leads to tubal loss and reduced reproductive potentials is the commonest management option. This is a case report of a primipara who had ruptured left tubal ectopic pregnancy managed by salpingectomy and later had unruptured heterotopic pregnancy involving the contralateral tube and managed by salpingostomy, after which she had spontaneous abortion of the associated intrauterine pregnancy. Result: Initial marital disharmony, followed by an uneventful intrauterine pregnancy carried to term with caesarean delivery of a live female baby. Conclusion: In well-selected cases, conservative tubal surgeries should be encouraged in preference to radical surgeries in the management of unruptured tubal pregnancies.
Keywords: ectopic pregnancy, heterotopic pregnancy, conservative surgery
Nigerian Journal of Medicine Vol. 17 (3) 2008: pp. 360-362