Interstitial pregnancy after in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer following bilateral salpingectomy: Report of two cases and literature review

Elisabetta Garavaglia, Lavinia Quaranta, Anna Redaelli, Gabriella Colombo, Federica Pasi, Massimo Candiani

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Ectopic pregnancy is defined as the implantation and development of an embryo outside the uterus. Its incidence has increased over the past two decades. We report two cases of interstitial pregnancy on a tubal stump following bilateral salpingectomy and in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. We emphasize the importance of total salpingectomy dur-ing surgery in order to avoid interstitial pregnancy, particularly in women undergoing IVF treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-134
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Fertility and Sterility
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012



  • Bilateral salpingectomy
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • In Vitro fertilization/ embryo transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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