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 contribution||Ectopic pregnancy: Risk factors and clinical characteristics of the disease in a group of Chilean women|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Revista Chilena de Obstetricia y Ginecologia|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology