Ectopic pregnancy (EP) is characterized by the implantation and development of an embryo outside of the uterine cavity. The overall rate of EP is 1–2% in the general population, and 2–5% among patients who have utilized assisted reproductive technology.
Anyone capable of conceiving of child-bearing age, who is sexually active or having fertility treatment like IVF, is at risk of ectopic pregnancy. Although the overall mortality has decreased over time, ruptured EP is a leading cause of maternal death during the first trimester with a mortality rate of up to 14%, and also responsible for approximately 5–10% of all pregnancy-related death.
ISUOG has created a bank of resources on ectopic pregnancy, including UOGJournal articles, speaker videos and learning materials.
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Differences in post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression following miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy between women and their partners: a multicenter prospective cohort study
One in 12 partners experience post-traumatic stress after miscarriage, suggests a new study. The research, led by Imperial College London, surveyed over 100 couples who had experienced early stage pregnancy loss (miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy before 12 weeks).
Definition and sonographic reporting system for Cesarean scar pregnancy in early gestation: modified Delphi method
I. P. M. Jordans, C. Verberkt, R. A. De Leeuw, C. M. Bilardo, T. Van Den Bosch, T. Bourne, H. A. M. Brölmann, M. Dueholm, W. J. K. Hehenkamp, N. Jastrow, D. Jurkovic, A. Kaelin Agten, R. Mashiach, O. Naji, E. Pajkrt, D. Timmerman, O. Vikhareva, L. F. Van Der Voet, J. A. F. Huirne First published: 14 November 2021
Ultrasound characteristics, serum biochemistry and outcome of ectopic pregnancies presenting during COVID-19 pandemic
C. Kyriacou,N. Cooper,E. Robinson,N. Parker,J. Barcroft,S. Kundu,P. Letchworth,S. Sur,D. Gould,C. Stalder,T. Bourne First published: 04 October 2021
Recurrent Cesarean scar pregnancy: case series and literature review
I. E. Timor-Tritsch, G. Horwitz,F. D'Antonio, A. Monteagudo, E. Bornstein, J. Chervenak, L. Messina, M. Morlando, G. Cali First published: 07 January 2021
Watch videos on endometriosis produced from ISUOG's World Congresses, International Symposia and special events, with expert speakers and guest lecturers in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.
The value of 3-D ultrasound for the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy
By Prof. Simon Meagher, Early Pregnancy Complications: Ectopic Pregnancy and Miscarriages
Ectopic pregnancy: selecting appropriate management options for tubal and non-tubal ectopic pregnancy
By Dr Emma Kirk, World Congress 2020
Comparison of two different protocols of methotrexate therapy in medical management of ectopic pregnancy
By Dr Najmieh Saadati, World Congress 2020
Pre-treatment 48-hour β-hCG ratio to predict success of medical and expectant management of ectopic pregnancy
By Dr Jason Mak, Prof. George Condous and Natalie Louise Kaiko, World Congress 2020