Management of caesarean scar pregnancy with ultrasound guided suction curettage followed by foley balloon catheter placement


Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction, vol.51, no.10, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jogoh.2022.102471
  • Journal Name: Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, PASCAL, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Caesarean scar pregnancy, Ultrasound guided suction curettage, Foley balloon tamponade, ECTOPIC PREGNANCIES, EXPERIENCE, HEMORRHAGE
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022Objective: Caesarean scar pregnancy (CSP), which is a direct consequence of caesarean delivery, can lead to serious complications such as placenta acreta spectrum (PAS). The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness of ultrasound-guided suction curettage followed by foley balloon tamponade for the management of CSP in the first trimester of pregnancy. Study design: A retrospective evaluation of 32 women who were managed with ultrasound-guided suction curettage and foley balloon catheter insertion to the CSP region was performed. The primary outcome of the study was the rate of successful termination of CSP without need of additional surgical intervention. Secondary outcomes were the rate of haematocrit decrease, duration of hospitalization and need for transfusion. Results: The described procedure was performed successfully without need for additional interventions for all patients. Median decrease in the haematocrit level post-operatively was 4% (2.25–5). Median hospitalization time was 1 day (1–2). Conclusions: Ultrasound-guided suction curettage followed by foley balloon tamponade is an effective and safe method for the management of CSP. Direct comparative studies with other methods are required for a more precise conclusion.