Grimbizis G, Papadopoulos NP, Mikos T, Tzitzimikas S, Papanikolaou A, Tsalikis T, Bontis J
1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Papageorgiou hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
Correspondence: Grimbizis G, 51 Tsimiski St, GR-54623, Thessaloniki, Greece. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ovarian ectopic pregnancies are uncommon with an incidence of 2.5-3.5% of extrauterine pregnancies. ART, IUCD’s and PID are the most important risk factors. A case of a ruptured ovarian ectopic that was treated laparoscopically is presented. Transvaginal ultrasound and serum hCG measurement facilitate early diagnosis of ectopic pregnancies. Minimally invasive endoscopic techniques can be applied to preserve future reproductive potential of the patient. Conservative laparoscopic surgery ideally combines effective treatment with minimal tissue damage in cases of ovarian ectopic pregnancies.
Key words: ectopic pregnancy, ovarian pregnancy, laparoscopy, hemoperitoneum, human chorionic gonadotropin