Laparoscopic Surgery

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Surgery for ectopic pregnancy may either be laparoscopy (explained here) or minilaparotomy.

Because ectopic pregnancy can be fatal to the mother unless the pregnancy ends as quickly as possible, I will only include very early development links to fetal information (and there is a probability that the development of an ectopic baby may be a little different; still, it can be nice to have a general idea of what your baby’s last developments will be). This surgical birth method may be used if methotrexate was ineffective.

The full medical term for laparoscopic surgery is “Laparascopic Salpingotomy”.  Laparoscopic surgery is performed under general anesthesia.  Your doctor will use a tool called a laparoscope to enter your abdomen through a small incision, deliver the baby, and to repair any affected part of the fallopian tube.

Once the doctor determines the condition of the fallopian tube, if it is not repairable, a “Laparoscopic Salpingectomy” will be performed (a “laparotomy”, which is a larger abdominal incision, may be required), which is the partial or the complete removal of the damaged fallopian tube.

You can make this birth method more meaningful by incorporating your own birth plan.


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