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Table 3 Primary local medical treatment of interstitial pregnancy

From: Elective uterine artery embolization prior to laparoscopic resection of interstitial pregnancy: two cases and literature review

Author N Initial β-hCG Local medical treatment Hospital stay Negative β-hCG Complications Success
Benifla et al. [27] 2 16,000–43,000 MTX 1 mg/kg + SMTX 3 6 (1/2) Bleeding 1/2 1/2
  6 360–10,000 MTX 1 mg/kg 3 1–3 6/6
  3a 15,000–25,205 KCL 2 mEq in 2 ml volume 3 a Miscarriage 2/3 3/3
Cassik et al. [28] 23 102–69,820 MTX 25 mg N/A 3–14 21/23
Framarino et al. [29] 14 2800–3200 MTX 25 mg N/A Max. 8 14/14
  1. N number of cases, β-hCG mIU/ml, (S)MTX (systemic) methotrexate, KCL potassium chloride, hospital stay days, negative β-hCG weeks
  2. aHeterotopic pregnancy