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11.2 Ectopic Pregnancy

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Ectopic pregnancy (EP) is defined as a pregnancy in which the implantation of the embryo occurs outside the uterine cavity, most frequently in one of the two fallopian tubes or, more rarely, in the abdominal cavity.

Diagnostic criteria

Unruptured ectopic pregnancy

  • Sporting in early pregnancy
  • Abdominal and pelvic pain

Ruptured ectopic pregnancy

  • Acute abdominal and pelvic pain
  • Hypotension
  • Fast and weak pulse
  • Abdominal distension and tenderness
  • Shoulder tip pain


  • Perform ultrasonography
  • Hb level
  • Grouping and cross-matching


  • Ectopic pregnancy is a medical emergency; refer the patient immediately.
  • At referral health facility, if the rupture is diagnosed perform surgery with blood transfusion depending on the amount of blood loss.

The codes will be shown below

First: 170598
Second: 180198

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