An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants somewhere other than the main cavity of the uterus. Pregnancy begins with a fertilized egg. Normally, the fertilized egg attaches itself to the lining of the uterus.An ectopic pregnancy most often occurs in one of the tubes that carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus (fallopian tubes). This type of ectopic pregnancy is known as a tubal pregnancy.
ight vaginal bleeding with abdominal or pelvic pain is often the first warning sign of an ectopic pregnancy.
Laparoscopic salpingostomy, the surgical gold standard, is an effective therapy but carries surgical complications and is expensive.