ectopic pregnancy

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ectopic pregnancy

[ek¦täp·ik ′preg·nən·sē]
(medicine)
Embryonic development outside the uterus, usually within the Fallopian tube.
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Transvaginal ultrasound can detect an intrauterine pregnancy with a Beta-hCG level of 1500 mIU/ ml and detect an extra-uterine pregnancy in up to 80 percent of women.
The diagnosis of advanced extra-uterine pregnancy is easily missed at routine ultrasound scanning, as occurred in 3 of our 5 cases.
Lithopedion is the descriptive term for a bony or calcified fetus resulting from an advanced extra-uterine pregnancy. It is a rare phenomenon accounting for 1.5 - 2% of ectopic pregnancies and 0.0054% of all gestations; less than 300 cases have been published in the literature.