Evaluation of mean platelet volume in unruptured ectopic pregnancy: A retrospective analysis

Karaman E., Cim N., Alkis I., Yildizhan R., ELCI G.

JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, vol.36, no.5, pp.622-625, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/01443615.2015.1131974
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.622-625


We aimed to investigate and compare the mean platelet volume (MPV) levels in ectopic and viable intrauterine pregnancy (IUP). The medical records of 78 unruptured tubal ectopic pregnancy patients (TEP, Group 1) and 150 patients with viable IUP (Group 2) served as control group between May 2014 and February 2015 in our clinic were retrospectively analysed. The demographic characteristics including age, parity, gravida, abortus, haemoglobin levels and leucocyte counts showed no statistically difference between two groups. The mean MPV level was significantly lower in TEP group compared to IUP group (8.69 +/- 1.14 and 10.06 +/- 1.46, p<0.001). The platelet (PLT) distribution width was higher in TEP group, however, there was no statistical difference between the two groups (p=0.078). The early diagnosis of TEP is crucial in order to prevent maternal morbidity and mortality. Our results showed that MPV is lower in TEP than IUP and it seems to be related with the possible inflammation at implantation site of tuba uterina. However, there is need for further studies for employing PLT indices in the diagnosis of TEP.