Successful Management of Viable Cervical Pregnancy by Local Injection of Methotrexate Guided by Transvaginal Ultrasonography

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Abstract

We evaluated the feasibility of transvaginal methotrexate injection of viable cervical pregnancies to avoid complications of the "classic" surgical procedures in use and to preserve future fertility.Five viable cervical pregnancies, at 6 to 8 weeks, were treated. In three patients a spring-loaded automated puncture device and in two a manually operated simple needle guide mated to and guided by a transvaginal ultrasonography probe were used with 21-gauge needles. The puncture and injection treatment was successful and without complications in all five cases presented. This procedure may become a useful alternative to other, more radical or complex surgical approaches. (AM J OBSTET GYNECOL 1994;170:737-9.)

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