Increasing β-hCG levels after laparoscopic salpingectomy for tubal pregnancy

Francesco Giambelli, Luciano Gruft, Paola Colombo, Massimo Candiani, Mauro Busacca

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A 32-year-old woman with a previous right salpingectomy for ectopic pregnancy underwent laparoscopy for a recurrence of tubal pregnancy in the left tube. After laparoscopic salpingectomy, postoperative monitoring of β- hCG levels showed elevation of serum concentrations. Persistent β-hCG levels in this case must be attributed to a secondary implant in the abdominal cavity. Surgical behavior to avoid this rare complication and its management is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-135
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Gynecologic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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