Minimally Invasive Treatment of Cesarean Scar and Cervical Pregnancies Using a Cervical Ripening Double Balloon Catheter: Expanding the Clinical Series.
J Ultrasound Med
The efficacy of treating cesarean scar pregnancies and cervical pregnancies with the Cook® cervical ripening balloon catheter, in a multicenter office-based setting is reported. Thirty-eight women were treated. Insertion of the catheter was performed under real-time ultrasound guidance. Patients received adjuvant systemic methotrexate, prophylactic oral antibiotics, and oral pain medication. Serum human chorionic gonadotropin and ultrasound scans were followed serially until resolution. Thirty-seven patients were successfully treated, requiring no further procedures. We found that the Cook cervical ripening balloon technique is a simple, effective, outpatient, minimally invasive treatment with few complications noted in this expanded series.
School of Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology