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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Ectopic Pregnancy" returned 454 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Successful diagnosis and treatment of early splenic ectopic pregnancy: A case report.
 

Author(s): Lan Wu, Xiaoqin Jiang, Juan Ni

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Apr;97(17):e0466.

 

Splenic ectopic pregnancy (SEP), a special abdominal pregnancy, is extremely rare but carries a high risk of potentially uncontrollable, life-threatening intraperitoneal bleeding at early gestation, which is equivalent to the spontaneous rupture of the spleen. Therefore, early diagnosis ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Interstitial ectopic pregnancy: a case report.
 

Author(s): Olayemi Atinuke Alagbe, Tinuola Omolade Adeniyi, Olawale Ayobami Abayomi, Emmanuel Olugbenga Onifade

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Interstitial ectopic pregnancy is a rare type of tubal pregnancy that poses diagnostic challenge. It is associated with the highest risk of massive, uncontrollable bleeding and can result in uterine rupture in the second trimester. This is a rare case of unruptured interstitial ectopic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Uterine artery embolization combined with local infusion of methotrexate and 5- fluorouracil in treating ectopic pregnancy: A CONSORT-compliant article.
 

Author(s): Juan Gao, Xiaobing Li, Jianwei Chen, Weidong Gong, Kun Yue, Zhiqun Wu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Feb;97(5):e9722.

 

To compare the efficiency and safety of uterine artery embolization (UAE) combined with local infusion of methotrexate (MTX) or MTX and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in the treatment of ectopic pregnancy (EP).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Ectopic Pregnancy" returned 57 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

An abdominal ectopic pregnancy following a frozen-thawed ART cycle: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Atsushi Yanaihara, Shirei Ohgi, Kenichirou Motomura, Yuko Hagiwara, Tae Mogami, Keisuke Saito, Takumi Yanaihara

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Ectopic pregnancy (EP) occurs in 1% of pregnancies and is reported to be more common in in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) pregnancies. An abdominal ectopic pregnancy (AEP) is a rare form of EP, and there are few reports of an AEP after IVF/ICSI. In ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Abdominal ectopic pregnancy after in vitro fertilization and single embryo transfer: a case report and systematic review.
 

Author(s): Nicole Yoder, Reshef Tal, J Ryan Martin

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Ectopic pregnancy is the leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality during the first trimester and the incidence increases dramatically with assisted-reproductive technology (ART), occurring in approximately 1.5-2.1 % of patients undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Abdominal ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Systematic review: What is the best first-line approach for cesarean section ectopic pregnancy?
 

Author(s): Mine Kanat-Pektas, Serkan Bodur, Ozgur Dundar, Vuslat Lale Bakır

Journal: Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Apr;55(2):263-9.

 

This systematic review aims to analyze the case reports, case series, or clinical studies describing the women with cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy (CSEP), and thus, to determine the efficacy and safety of different primary treatment modalities in the management of CSEP. A thorough ...

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Adnexal Mass After Methotrexate Treatment for Ectopic Pregnancies
 

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Condition Summary: Ectopic Pregnancies

 

Last Updated: 2 May 2017

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The Correlation Between Uterine Endometrial Pattern and Ectopic Pregnancy
 

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Condition Summary: Ectopic Pregnancy

 

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2016

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