CLINICAL PRESETATIONS AND COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH TUBAL RUPTURE IN PATIENTS WITH TUBAL ECTOPIC PREGNANCY

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Qudsia Qazi
Zubaida Akhtar
Kamran Khan

Abstract

and short term maternal morbidity and mortality in cases of tubal ectopic pregnancy presenting to a

tertiary care teaching hospital.

Methodology:

 

Results:

 

Conclusion:

 

The most common risk factor was PID and the most common presenting complaint was

 

abdominal pain and amenorrhea.

The mean age of the sample was 29.50+10.50. Among the etiologic factors, PID was (14%),

 

previous ectopic (4%), ovulation induction (4%) and IUCD insertion (2%). Common clinical features were

abdominal pain (90%), amenorrhea (84%), vaginal bleeding (70%), shock (32%). Clinical signs raising

suspicion of tubal rupture were shock (36.3%), anemia (86.3%) and irregular mass in pouch of douglas

(88.6%). Diagnosis was made clinically (92% cases) and abdominal USG with positive findings (92.5%

cases). Laparotomy showed ruptured tube in 88% cases, of which 88% had rupture of ampullary region.

Surgical procedures done were salpingectomy for 97% and salpingoophrectomy for 7% of ruptured tubal

ectopics. Short term morbidities were shock (32%), peritonitis (32%) and severe anemia (10%). No

maternal mortality was recorded.

This was a descriptive study of 50 cases of tubal ectopic pregnancy; both ruptured and

 

unruptured, presented at Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar from September 2002 to December 2003.

Detailed history regarding age, parity, presenting features, past medical and surgical history and history

regarding risk factors was taken. Operative findings regarding surgical procedures were noted. Data

collected was analysed on SPSSv.10 and chi square test was used as a test of significance.

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Qazi Q, Akhtar Z, Khan K. CLINICAL PRESETATIONS AND COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH TUBAL RUPTURE IN PATIENTS WITH TUBAL ECTOPIC PREGNANCY. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Aug. 18 [cited 2021 Oct. 20];24(4). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/295
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