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Title: Cervical pregnancy with massive bleeding after treatment with methotrexate
Authors: Ubol Saeng-Anan
Opas Sreshthaputra
Kornkanok Sukpan
Theera Tongsong
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 8-Aug-2013
Abstract: This report describes a catastrophic bleeding following methotrexate treatment of cervical pregnancy and dramatic response to Bakri surgical obstetric silicone (SOS) balloon tamponade in controlling massive bleeding. A 42-year-old woman was diagnosed for cervical pregnancy with a viable fetus at 12 weeks by transvaginal ultrasound. Conservative treatment with intrafetal potassium chloride injection and systemic methotrexate were instituted. On the sixth day of therapy, catastrophic bleeding lead to hypovolemic shock. After resuscitation and blood transfusion, we attempt to control the bleeding with evacuation and curettage but was unsuccessful. Bakri SOS balloon tamponade was applied with immediate and effective response. Nevertheless, total abdominal hysterectomy was performed. In conclusion, conservative treatment of cervical pregnancy with systemic methotrexate could be catastrophic in some patients. Control of active bleeding with Bakri SOS balloon tamponade may possibly be helpful in case of uncontrolled bleeding in selected cases.
ISSN: 1757790X
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