Embarazo ectópico: Factores de riesgo y características clínicas de la enfermedad en un grupo de mujeres Chilenas

Translated title of the contribution: Ectopic pregnancy: Risk factors and clinical characteristics of the disease in a group of Chilean women

María Teresa Urrutia S., Lauren Poupin B., Paula Alarcón A., Magdalena Rodríguez C., Loreto Stuven R.

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Abstract

Background: The ectopic pregnancy (EP) is one of the most important causes of maternal death during the first quarter of pregnancy. During the last decades the incidence rates have increased. Objective: This study intends to establish the risk factors associated with this pathology, within a population of chilean women. Method: 50 ectopic pregnancy women were studied, and were compared to 100 puerperal women during the same period of time. Results: The significant risk factors for EP were: antecedents of gynecological and abdominal surgeries, antecedent of IUD during conception, number of sexual couples, alcohol consumption. Conclusion: The risk factors for EP in a chilean population are similar to those described in the international literature; is emphasized the importance of the early derivation to avoid in the women physics and psychological damage.

Translated title of the contributionEctopic pregnancy: Risk factors and clinical characteristics of the disease in a group of Chilean women
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)154-159
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Chilena de Obstetricia y Ginecologia
Volume72
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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