n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Cervical ectopic pregnancy : Mersilene tape in surgical management : case report
|Article Title||Cervical ectopic pregnancy : Mersilene tape in surgical management : case report|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Witwatersrand and 2 Mediclinic Hospital Nelspruit|
|Publication Date||Aug 2014|
|Pages||63 - 64|
In view of the rarity of cervical ectopic gestation and the potentially high morbidity that may be associated with its presentation and management, we report management of a case of cervical ectopic pregnancy using cervical cerclage with Mersilene tape as an intervention to reduce intraoperative haemorrhage during evacuation. The 36-year-old woman had a classic diagnosis of cervical ectopic pregnancy made in the consulting room with a transvaginal ultrasound examination. Evacuation with suction curettage was performed, and brisk bleeding was arrested with Mersilene tape. Placing a cervical cerclage is a relatively easy procedure to perform and may prevent major intraoperative bleeding, thereby minimising the risk of a major surgical procedure.
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