Ectopic Pregnancy

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Ectopic Pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that occurs outside of the womb (uterus). In normal pregnancies, the fertilized egg implants inside the uterus, where it is protected and can develop normally. In an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus, most often in one of the fallopian tubes (tubes that carry the egg from the ovaries to the uterus). Without protection of the uterus, the fertilized egg in an ectopic pregancy cannot survive. Ectopic pregnancies present danger to the mother if they are not treated. As the fertilized egg grows outside of the uterus, it can hurt maternal structures like the fallopian tubes, causing internal bleeding and potentially compromising future pregnancies. While some ectopic pregnancies abort naturally, others require surgical intervention to protect the mother.

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The terms "Ectopic Pregnancy" returned 488 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Intramural ectopic pregnancy: about a case].
 

Author(s): Kofi-Mensa Savi de Tové, Kabibou Salifou, Rachidi Sidi Imorou, Olivier Biaou, Vicentia Boco

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Last Updated: 9 Oct 2015

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[A very rare aspect of a ruptured ectopic pregnancy].
 

Author(s): Sarah Amourak, Mariam Tayae

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Last Updated: 24 Sep 2015

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Diagnosis of interstitial ectopic pregnancy using a three-dimensional high-definition live rendering image.
 

Author(s): Ling-Yu Jiang, Peng-Hui Wang, Hsing-Yang Lee, Chih-Yao Chen

Journal: Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Aug;54(4):465-6.

 

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2015

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The terms "Ectopic Pregnancy" returned 56 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Ectopic pregnancy secondary to in vitro fertilisation-embryo transfer: pathogenic mechanisms and management strategies.
 

Author(s): Bassem Refaat, Elizabeth Dalton, William L Ledger

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Ectopic pregnancy (EP) is the leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality during the first trimester and the incidence increases dramatically with in vitro fertilisation and embryo transfer (IVF-ET). The co-existence of an EP with a viable intrauterine pregnancy (IUP) is known ...

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2015

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[Treatment of tubal ectopic pregnancy by methotrexate].
 

Author(s): M Lesavre, S Curinier, P Capmas, B Rabischong, H Fernandez

Journal: J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 2015 Mar;44(3):212-9.

 

To make a literature analyse about methotrexate as a treatment of tubal ectopic pregnancy.

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2015

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Heterochronic bilateral ectopic pregnancy after ovulation induction.
 

Author(s): Bo Zhu, Gu-feng Xu, Yi-feng Liu, Fan Qu, Wei-miao Yao, Yi-min Zhu, Hui-juan Gao, Dan Zhang

Journal: J Zhejiang Univ Sci B. 2014 Aug;15(8):750-5.

 

Ectopic pregnancy is identified with the widely-applied assisted reproductive technology (ART). Bilateral ectopic pregnancy is a rare form of ectopic pregnancy which is difficult to be diagnosed at the pre-operation stage. In this paper, we presented an unusual case of heterochronic ...

Last Updated: 5 Aug 2014

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Laparascopy Versus Laparatomy in the Management of Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy
 

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Condition Summary: Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy

 

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2013

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RCT for Women With a Persisting Pregnancy of Unknown Location
 

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Condition Summary: Persistent Pregnancy of Unknown Location; Ectopic Pregnancy

 

Last Updated: 25 Feb 2013

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Optimal Treatment for Women With a Persisting Pregnancy of Unknown Location
 

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Condition Summary: Persistent Pregnancy of Unknown Location; Ectopic Pregnancy

 

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2016

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