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Laparoscopic myomectomy to facilitate laparoscopic resection of a bleeding interstitial ectopic pregnancy

Abstract

Interstitial pregnancies present a diagnostic and management challenge and are associated with significant bleeding risk. We present a case of an interstitial ectopic pregnancy where there was a diagnostic delay due to the presence of uterine fibroids and where a laparoscopic myomectomy was required in order to perform laparoscopic resection of the ruptured interstitial pregnancy.

This case demonstrates the possibilities at laparoscopy for ectopic pregnancy, highlights the benefit of a structured ‘buddy’ system between gynaecology surgeons and brings attention to the paucity of literature on the unique management challenges of ectopic pregnancy in the presence of leiomyoma.

  • Pregnancy
  • Reproductive medicine

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