Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V01170073
Persistent trophoblast tissue after salpingectomy
We present a case of persistent trophoblast tissue (PT) five weeks after salpingectomy for tubal pregnancy. The fallopian tube-sparing method (salpingotomy) has a greater risk of PT than removal of the whole fallopian tube (salpingectomy) has. A 32-year-old woman was treated with salpingectomy on suspicion of a bleeding ectopic pregnancy and was readmitted due to PT. There is no evidence for measuring the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) level as routine follow-up after salpingectomy, but it is important to be aware of the risk of PT and if in doubt measure the levels of hCG.