Published: 2018-02-27

Laparoscopic management of heterotopic pregnancy in an IVF conception

Nitin H. Shah, Riddhi J. Shah, Swapnali Kshirsagar


Heterotopic Pregnancy cases are on the rise in the era of Artificial Reproductive Techniques and managing these pregnancies can be challenging especially in safeguarding the precious intrauterine pregnancy. These were traditionally managed by laparotomy and there are few cases reported wherein salpingectomy is done laparoscopically. We would like to report this case of a 7 weeks intrauterine pregnancy with 5 weeks tubal ectopic treated by laparoscopic salpingectomy under spinal anaesthesia while safeguarding the intrauterine viable gestation. In the light of increased incidence of abnormal implantations and growing demand and expertise of minimally invasive surgeries, laparoscopy is the treatment of choice for heterotopic pregnancies, especially in the interest of the intrauterine pregnancy.


Heterotopic, Laparoscopy, Salpingectomy

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