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What exactly is an ectopic pregnancy?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Fetus outside uterus

When the fertilized egg implants anywhere but inside the womb, the pregnancy is called ectopic, from the greek word for out-of-place.
This is a potentially life-threatening condition for the pregnant woman and is practically always non-viable for the fetus (although extremely rare abdominal pregnancies can produce a liveborn frequently at the expense of maternal life). Typically they are tubal.

In brief: Fetus outside uterus

When the fertilized egg implants anywhere but inside the womb, the pregnancy is called ectopic, from the greek word for out-of-place.
This is a potentially life-threatening condition for the pregnant woman and is practically always non-viable for the fetus (although extremely rare abdominal pregnancies can produce a liveborn frequently at the expense of maternal life). Typically they are tubal.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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In brief: Outside uterus

Ectopic is a term used to describes when something is outside of its usual location.
An ectopic pregnancy describes a situation where the fertilized egg implants in a location outside the uterus.

In brief: Outside uterus

Ectopic is a term used to describes when something is outside of its usual location.
An ectopic pregnancy describes a situation where the fertilized egg implants in a location outside the uterus.
Dr. Jason Sample
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