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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 1997;40(8):1745-1750.
Published online January 1, 2001.
Two Cases of Conservative Treatment of Cervical Pregnancy.
Heung Ro Kim, Pyoung Kuk Kim, Byeoung Uk Ha, Tae Gyun Kim, Jeoung Sang Kwak, Tae Ro Kwak
Abstract
Implantation of a blastocyst within the endocervical canal is termed a"cervical pregn-ancy", which is one of the most dangerous forms of ectopic pregnancy. It is even less common, but the incidence appear to be increasing, in part due to newer forms of assisted reproduction. Proper management is indicated as soon as the diagnosis is suspected. Hemorrhage may be massive and sometimes fatal. In the past, hysterectomy was often the only choice available because of profuse hemorrhage that accompanied attempts at removal of the cerv- ical pregnancy. We report two cases of cervical pregnancy treated conservatively without hysterect- omy. Hemorrhage from the implantation site was controlled by intracervical placement of a Foley catheter balloon without hemostatic cervical sutures at 3 and 9 o clock. Immediate insertion of a Foley catheter into the cervical canal and inflation of the catheter bulb after endocervical suction curettage appears to be a simple and effective technique of managing cervical pregnancy in a patient who wishes to maintain childbearing capacity.
Key Words: Cervical pregnancy, Foley catheter, Fertility


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