Iranian Society of Gynecology Oncology

Document Type : Original Research Article

Authors

1 Department of Radiology, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

2 Pregnancy Health Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

4 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran

Abstract

Background: Ectopic pregnancy (EP) is one of the important issues in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. Proper assessment of fallopian tube patency following medical treatment of an EP in women who wish to have future children seems reasonable. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the patency of fallopian tubes after clinical and surgical treatment of EP.
Methods: In this quasi-experimental study, our research population was 270 people who were referred to Ali-Ibn-Abitaleb hospital in Zahedan with a definite diagnosis of EP in 2020. Patients were divided into three groups: drug treatment (90 people), surgical treatment (90 people) and expectant treatment (90 people). For each patient, the patency of the left and right fallopian tubes was investigated and the obtained data were statistically analyzed by t-test and chi-square test methods using SPSS software version 22 (IBM, USA).
Results: A total of 270 patients were examined. The mean age of the patients in the drug treatment, surgical therapy and expectant treatment groups were 32.34 ± 6.17, 32.02 ± 6.12 and 32.12 ± 6.40 years, (P=0.389). Moreover, there was no statistically significant difference between the right fallopian tubes (P=1.00), and the left fallopian tubes in the investigated groups (P=0.08).
Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, there was no statistically significant difference between the drug treatment and the surgery treatment groups. The findings of this study revealed that the uterine tube opening was similar on both sides after drug treatment, surgical treatment and expectant treatment.

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