Non-tubal ectopic pregnancies, Gynaecology

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Abstract

The purpose of this guideline is to aid the management of women diagnosed with a non-tubal ectopic pregnancy.

Ectopic pregnancies in locations other than the fallopian tubes are becoming more common. In vitro fertilisation, pelvic inflammatory disease and the rise in the caesarean section rate are known risk factors. Whilst non tubal pregnancies only account for 5% of all ectopic pregnancies they disproportionately account for morbidity and mortality associated with ectopic pregnancy.

NOTE: this guideline is hosted on the NHSGGC Obstetrics & Gynaecology Handbook website. Clicking on the link below will open the guideline in a new window.

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