Current knowledge of the aetiology of human tubal ectopic pregnancy.

@article{Shaw2010CurrentKO,
  title={Current knowledge of the aetiology of human tubal ectopic pregnancy.},
  author={J L V Shaw and Shuvra Kanti Dey and Hilary O D Critchley and Andrew W. Horne},
  journal={Human reproduction update},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={432-44}
}
BACKGROUND An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy which occurs outside of the uterine cavity, and over 98% implant in the Fallopian tube. Tubal ectopic pregnancy remains the most common cause of maternal mortality in the first trimester of pregnancy. The epidemiological risk factors for tubal ectopic pregnancy are well established and include: tubal damage as a result of surgery or infection (particularly Chlamydia trachomatis), smoking and in vitro fertilization. This review appraises the data to… CONTINUE READING
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