Ectopic pregnancy: How the diagnostic and therapeutic management has changed

Norah M. Van Mello, Femke Mol, Willem M. Ankum, Ben Willem Mol, Fulco Van Der Veen, Petra J. Hajenius

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Abstract

Nowadays ectopic pregnancy often can be diagnosed before the woman's condition has deteriorated, which has altered the former clinical picture of a life-threatening disease into a more benign condition. This review describes the historical developments in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of ectopic pregnancy leading up to current clinical practice. The first attempts to diagnose ectopic pregnancy originate from the beginning of the 20th century.

LanguageEnglish
Pages1066-1073
Number of pages8
JournalFertility and sterility
Volume98
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • ectopic pregnancy
  • review
  • treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Van Mello, N. M., Mol, F., Ankum, W. M., Mol, B. W., Van Der Veen, F., & Hajenius, P. J. (2012). Ectopic pregnancy: How the diagnostic and therapeutic management has changed. Fertility and sterility, 98(5), 1066-1073. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2012.09.040