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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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GUERRA VERDECIA, Carlos et al. Some factors connected with ectopic pregnancy. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 1999, vol.25, n.1, pp. 66-70. ISSN 1561-3062.

A retrospective study of 256 patients that had an operative diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy at the Gynecology Service of the "Carlos Manuel de Céspdes" Hospital of Bayamo, in the province of Granma, from January 1, 1994, to December 31, 1996, was conducted aimed at knowing the relationship of some epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic factors in this entity. Recibido: 4 de junio de 1998. Aprobado: 7 de enero de 1999. Variables such as age, parity, epidemiological factors, diagnostic aids, localization and performed operation were studied. Descriptive statistical techniques as that of percent were used. Techniques of statistical significance such as the chi square test and the difference between proportions were also applied, taking p < 0.01 as significant values. 37.9 % of the patients were between 19 and 24 years old. In this age group 15.4 % had suffered from pelvic inflammation with marked differences in comparison with other age groups (p < 0.01). The predisposing factors appearing in the first places were: pelvic inflammation, infertility and curettages with 37.9; 26.6 and 19.5 %, respectively. The puncture of Douglas’pouch was the most used method (36.7 %). The main complications were anemia (62.1 %) and the hypovolaemic shock (25.3 %).

Keywords : PREGNANCY ECTOPIC [surgery]; ADNEXITIS [complicaciones]; CURETTAGE; INFERTILITY [complicaciones].

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