persistent ectopic pregnancy

per·sis·tent ec·top·ic preg·nan·cy

an ectopic pregnancy that has persistent viable tissue, which secretes human chorionic gonaotropin after conservative surgery.
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Tulandi shares valuable insight on interstitial pregnancy as well as persistent ectopic pregnancy.
Persistent ectopic pregnancy occurs more often after salpingostomy performed with laparoscopy than after salpingostomy through laparotomy (about 8% compared with 4%).
Some authors have recommended weekly serum [beta]-HCG measurements after laparoscopic salpingostomy to exclude persistent ectopic pregnancy.
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