Treatment of viable cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy with suction curettage.

Arslan M., Pata Ö., Dilek T. U. K., Aktas A., Aban M., Dilek S.

International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, vol.89, no.2, pp.163-6, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: Pregnancy in previous cesarean scar is the rarest form of ectopic pregnancy. All reported cases in the literature that were treated with uterine curettage either become unsuccessful or complicated. We aimed to present a case of cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy that was successfully treated with suction curettage without any additional therapy. Case: A 32-year-old asymptomatic woman, gravida 2, para 1 was referred to our hospital with the possible diagnosis of cervical ectopic pregnancy. Transvaginal and transabdominal sonographic examination revealed the diagnosis of viable ectopic pregnancy in a previous cesarean scar. Suction curettage with carman canulles was performed under transabdominal. ultrasonographic guidance. beta-hCG decreased progressively postoperatively. Conclusion: Suction curettage under ultrasonography guidance can be used in termination of selected cases (early diagnosed, without symptoms that necessitates emergency intervention) of cesarean scar pregnancy. (c) 2005 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.