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Revista Medica Herediana

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LUGLIO VILLANUEVA, Jesús Mario; DIAZ LEDESMA, Lizeth  and  CACERES CHU, Eduardo. Clinical and pathologic characteristics of ectopic pregnancy at the Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati Martins. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2005, vol.16, n.1, pp.26-30. ISSN 1018-130X.

Objectives: To determine the clinical and pathologic characteristics of ectopic pregnancy carriers at Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati Martins (ERMH) between 1998 and 2002. Matherial and Methods: In a descriptive, retrospective, and transversal study we included 203 patients with ectopic pregnancy, admitted between January 1998 and December 2002 at ERMH. Results: The frequency was 0.55%. Most of patients were between 25-39 years old (89.17%), had a menarchia between 9-13 years old (66.50%), amenorrhea between 6-8 weeks (48.77%). The abdomino-pelvic surgery was found in 102 (50.24%) patients, intrauterine device was the most frequent contraception method, used in 45 patients (22.16%). Ultrasonography was the most frequent diagnostic test used in 201 (99.01%) and â HCG in 104 (51.23%) patients. Tubal pregnancy was found in 197 (97.04%) cases: 47.72% ampullar, 29.44% itsmical 7.11% intersticial and 4.06% fimbrical in 11.67% cases its location was not specified. Extra-tubal pregnancy was found in 6 cases: 3 (1.48%) ovaric, 2 (0.99%) cervical and 1 (0.99%) abdominal. Conclusion: The frequency of ectopic pregnancy was 0.55% or 1/183 deliveries.

Keywords : Ectopic pregnancy; risk factors; diagnosis; treatment.

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