Ectopic Pregnancy

Definition of Ectopic Pregnancy:

A pregnancy in which the egg becomes fertilized but cannot pass into the uterus to grow.  Instead, the egg usually attaches in the fallopian tube, which connects the ovary to the uterus.  The fertilized egg cannot grow normally in the fallopian tube.  This type of pregnancy is life-threatening to the mother, and almost always fatal to her fetus.  It is the leading cause of pregnancy-related death in African-American women.

Also: Ectopic Pregnancies, Tubal Pregnancies, Tubal Pregnancy

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