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Expectant Management of Ectopic Pregnancy

CRAIG, LATASHA B. MD*; KHAN, SANA MD

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: June 2012 - Volume 55 - Issue 2 - p 461–470
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3182510aba
Ectopic Pregnancy

This article will provide a review of the literature regarding expectant management of ectopic pregnancy. Detailed definitions and methods of evaluation are discussed, as well as pooled existing data on success rates of expectant management. A comparison of expectant management versus other treatment options is provided as well as a review of fertility outcomes after expectant management of ectopic pregnancy.

*Section of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: LaTasha B. Craig, MD, Section of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, PO Box 26901; WP 2410, Oklahoma City, OK. E-mail: latasha-craig@ouhsc.edu

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.