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Fertility after ectopic pregnancy: first randomised trial finds reassuring evidence on the effect of different treatments

13 March 2013

The first randomised trial to compare treatments for ectopic pregnancies has found no significant differences in subsequent fertility between medical treatment and conservative surgery on one hand, and conservative or radical surgery on the other.

The study, which is published online in Europe’s leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction, compared three ways of treating an ectopic pregnancy: medically by methotrexate injection to interrupt pregnancy in the Fallopian tube; conservative surgery, which preserves the Fallopian tube (known as salpingostomy); and radical surgery, which removes the Fallopian tube (known as salpingectomy).

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