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Selection of a correct treatment protocol in caesarean scar pregnancies

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Abstract

Objective

This study aims at assessing the effectiveness of various treatment protocols with the help of some parameters in caesarean scar pregnancies.

Methods

A total of 26 patients were assessed in the study. The patients were divided into 4 groups. Group 1 consisted of those who had a wedge resection (n = 7), group 2 those who had a suction curettage (n = 10), group 3 those who had a systemic methotrexate (MTX) (n = 5) and group 4 those who had a systemic + local MTX (n = 4). The ßHcg half-lives, haemoglobin levels at the time of admittance and discharge, and hospital stays of the groups were compared.

Results

The difference between group 1 and group 4 was found significant (p = 0.002) with respect to days of hospital stay. There was no statistically significant difference between the groups with respect to ßHcg half-lives and haemoglobin values.

Conclusion

The results of our study showed that there were no significant differences between treatment outcomes when appropriate protocols were employed. Therefore, the important point in CSPs is to assess correctly the type of CSP, the myometrial thickness and the patient’s hemodynamic condition and select the most appropriate protocol accordingly rather than trying to establish a single standard treatment protocol.

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Altınboğa, O., Yakıştıran, B., Erol, S.A. et al. Selection of a correct treatment protocol in caesarean scar pregnancies. Arch Gynecol Obstet 302, 1375–1380 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00404-020-05800-2

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