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Season 108 - Day 9 of 14

Diseases and Medical Conditions

In a normal pregnancy the fertilized egg travels down to the uterus and attaches to the inner lining of the uterine cavity (endometrial cavity) where it will develop until term (40 weeks).
However there are instances in which the fertilized egg attaches itself outside the endometrial cavity, either in the fallopian tube, the cervix, the ovary, a cesarean scar (very rare) or the abdominal cavity.
These patients are usually hospitalized with abdominal pain, bleeding or with shock during the first trimester and the fetus is - with very rare exceptions - unable to survive.
The pregnancy can even lead to the death of the mother. What is the name given to this condition?


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