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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2001;44(8):1488-1493.
Published online August 1, 2001.
The treatment of cervical pregnancy in Korean.
Jee Hwan Ko, Jong Bum Lee, Young Kun Oh, Song Kyong Son, Young Seok Seo, Ki Hwan Lee, Sang Lyun Nam, Heung Tae Noh, Kil Chun Kang
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, ChungNam National University, Taejeon, Korea.
The study was designed to find out current state of conservative treatment modalities for cervical pregnancies in korean. METHOD: 64 cases of cervical pregnancies reported by the joining of The Korean Society of Obstetrics & Gynecology from 1960 to 2000 and the 10 cases at Chungnam National University Hospital were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: The average age of the 74 cases was 31.7+/-6.6 years, and the average gestational age at the time of diagnosis was 8.3+/-3.4 weeks. The average duration of hospitalization was 8.2+/-4.8 days. Most (67/74) of the patients had previously experienced delivery or abortion. Out of the 74 cases, 36 had total hysterectomy; 4 cases had curettage; 12 were used only methotrexate; 11 had combined curettage and methotrexate; 10 cases had Foley catheter ballooning after curettage. From the 1960's to the end of 1980's, 33 (84.6%) cases out of 39 were performed hysterectomy. Whereas mainly conservative methods, in particular methotrexate treatment, were performed in the 1990's. Among the conservative modalities, Foley catheter ballooning after curettage had the shortest length of hospitalization with 4.3 days. CONCLUSION: After comparing the conservative methods for treating cervical pregnancies, it was found that methotrexate treatment was performed the most; however, Foley catheter ballooning after curettage seems to be an excellent treatment option.
Key Words: cervical pregnancy, methotrexate, D & C, Foley catheter

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