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Ectopic pregnancy subsequent to laparoscopic sterilization

  • Jens Jorgen Kjer
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    Reprint requests: fens jorgen Kjer, MD, Barsehej 7, DK-2900 Hellerup, Denmark.
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    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, and the Danish National Board of Health, Hellerup, Denmark
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  • Lisbeth B. Knudsen
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    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, and the Danish National Board of Health, Hellerup, Denmark
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      Abstract

      Ectopic pregnancy after laparoscopic sterilization is analyzed and compared with the occurrence of ectopic pregnancy in a fertile female population of Denmark. The incidence of ectopic pregnancy in laparoscopic-sterilized women is significantly decreased compared with the nonsterilized fertile female population. When a poststerilization pregnancy occurred, ectopic pregnancy occurred 76% of the time, and the incidence of ruptured ectopic pregnancy is significantly increased after previous laparoscopic sterilization. (Am J Obstet Gynecol 1989;160:1202-4.)

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