The Diagnosis and Treatment of Ectopic Pregnancy.

  title={The Diagnosis and Treatment of Ectopic Pregnancy.},
  author={Florin-Andrei Taran and K O Kagan and Markus Huebner and Markus Hoopmann and Diethelm Wallwiener and Sara Brucker},
  journal={Deutsches Arzteblatt international},
  volume={112 41},
  pages={693-703; quiz 704-5}
BACKGROUND Extrauterine pregnancy is a complication of the first trimester of pregnancy that arises in 1.3-2.4% of all pregnancies. METHODS This review is based on articles and guidelines retrieved by a selective PubMed search. RESULTS The presentation of extrauterine pregnancy is highly variable, ranging from an asymptomatic state, to pelvic pain that is worse on one side, to tubal rupture with hemorrhagic shock. 75% of tubal pre gnancies can be detected by transvaginal ultrasonography. In… CONTINUE READING