Obstet Gynecol Sci.  2015 Sep;58(5):431-434. 10.5468/ogs.2015.58.5.431.

Laparoscopic uterine artery occlusion before cervical curettage in cervical ectopic pregnancy: Safe and effective for preventing massive bleeding

  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital, Pusan, Korea. jyimdog@paik.ac.kr


Cervical ectopic pregnancy is associated with high risk for massive bleeding conditions. Cervical ectopic pregnancy can usually be treated by methotrexate injection or surgery. We present 4 cases of cervical ectopic pregnancy that were treated successfully with different uterine-conserving methods. By comparing our experience of 4 cases managed in different ways, we found that laparoscopic uterine artery occlusion before cervical curettage is more effective method for preventing massive bleeding.


Ectopic pregnancy; Hemostatic techniques; Laparoscopy; Therapeutic occlusion; Uterine artery embolization

MeSH Terms

Hemostatic Techniques
Pregnancy, Ectopic*
Therapeutic Occlusion
Uterine Artery Embolization
Uterine Artery*


  • Fig. 1 Laparoscopic uterine artery occlusion before cervical curettage.


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