About 1 out of 50 pregnancies happen outside of the uterus. Called an ectopic pregnancyit means a fertilized egg attaches itself in a place other than inside the uterus, where it needs to be to grow properly. Almost all ectopic pregnancies occur in a fallopian tube, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ACOGalso known as a tubal pregnancy.
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Skip to site alert. Skip to content. About 2 percent of all pregnancies develop outside the uterus, called an ectopic pregnancy.
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the pregnancy takes place on the outside of the uterus or womb. Often in these cases, the pregnancy can happen in the fallopian tube, but can occasionally attach to either an ovary or some other pelvic organ. Anytime a pregnancy occurs outside of the uterus, it can be a dangerous condition.
The etiology of EP concentrated mainly on factor causes delayed transport of the fertilized ovum through the fallopian tube favors implantation in tubal mucosathus giving rise to EP. This chapter describes the causes, diagnosis, prevention and the guidelines to improve the management of women who may have an EP, a major gynecological emergency that is a cause of morbidity or even mortality of women in first trimester. Three types of EP are diagnosed: tubal, cervical and ovarian; tubal is the main type.
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An ectopic pregnancy results when an early pregnancy becomes implanted anywhere outside the cavity of the womb. It is a potentially serious condition affecting about one in pregnancies. Most ectopic pregnancies develop in the fallopian tubes but some cases occur in the ovary, cervix or even the abdominal cavity.
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