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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 1997;40(10):2211-2216.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A Clinical Study of Ectopic Pregnancy.
Jeung Ho Seo, Seung Woong Kim, Ho Yeoul Lee, Young Hun Lee, Yoon Ki Park, Min Whan Koh, Tae Hyung Lee
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Yeung Nam University, Tague, Korea.
The term'ectopic pregnancy'refers to a gestation in which the fertilized ovum impl-ants on any tissue other than the mucous membrane lining the uterine cavity. The number of patients per year with an ectopic pregnancy is increasing. So we revi- ewed clinical characteristics of 503 cases of ectopic pregnancies, who were admitted and treated at the department of obstetrics and gynecology of Yeungnam University from July, 1991 to December, 1995. The results were as follows; 1. The incidence of ectopic pregnancy was 1 in 30 deliveries. 2. The most common age group was 26~30 years of age(34.5%). 3. According to obstetrical history, nullipara was 35.7% and the cases who experienced artificial abortion was 50.9%. 4. In past history, 50.9% of total cases has artificial abortion and 10.1% experienced previous ectopic pregnancy, tubal sterilization was 8.0%. 5. For chief complaints, lower abdominal pain was observed in 359 patient(71.0%), am- enorrhea in 238 patients(47.3%), and vaginal spotting in 209 patients(42.1%). 6. In oder of incidence, the site of ectopic pregnancy was fallopian tube(91.5%), cervix (1.4%) and ovary(0.8%). In tubal pregnancy, the most frequent implantation site was am- pullar portion in 373 cases(74.2%) and ruptured tubal pregnancies were 306 cases(60.8%). 7. The interval between last menstrual period(LMP) and onset of symptoms was gene- rally 6~8 weeks(36.3%). 8. 65.4% of total cases were treated by salpingectomy, 14.1% by pelviscopic operati- on, and 5.8% by salpingo-oophorectomy.
Key Words: Ectopic pregnancy, Clinical characteristics

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