Less Invasive Treatment for Ectopic Pregnancy

A retrospective study conducted at Wayne State University found that laparoscopic surgery, a less invasive method than laparotomy, is preferable to manage ruptured tubal ectopic pregnancies. The former procedure was found to result in decreased blood loss, less need for blood transfusions, and shorter hospital visits. In addition, laparoscopic surgery was also found to be less costly, to take less time to complete successfully in the operating room, and to decrease the likelihood of developing postoperative adhesions.