Ectopic pregnancy

Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 1992 Apr;4(2):238-45.


During the last two decades, the incidence of ectopic pregnancy was shown to be rising. At the same time, ectopic pregnancy became less lethal due to improvements in diagnostic procedures, which are now able to confirm the ectopic implantation before the occurrence of life-threatening hemorrhagic complications. Earlier diagnosis has also offered the possibility of conservative surgical and medical treatments.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Causality
  • Chorionic Gonadotropin / blood
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysterosalpingography
  • Laparoscopy
  • Methotrexate / therapeutic use
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy, Ectopic* / diagnosis
  • Pregnancy, Ectopic* / epidemiology
  • Pregnancy, Ectopic* / therapy
  • Renin / blood
  • Salpingostomy
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Ultrasonography


  • Chorionic Gonadotropin
  • Renin
  • Methotrexate