Failure to remove the resected tube in salpingectomy for tubal pregnancy: A case report

I. Karmin, A. Sacks

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Operative laparoscopy has offered a revolution in gynecologic surgery. However, as with all new techniques, unique complications will be found. We present a case in which the surgical specimen, an ectopic gestation, was set aside while bleeding was addressed. Upon return to where the specimen was placed, it was found that the specimen had 'wandered' away and could not be retrieved laparoscopically. Suggestions for the management of this and similar occurrences are offered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)747-748
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 28 1994



  • laparoscopy
  • pregnancy, ectopic
  • salpingectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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