tubal abortion


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tu·bal a·bor·tion

extrusion of the product of conception through the fimbriated end of the oviduct or through a rupture of an oviduct; aborted ectopic pregnancy, the pregnancy having originated in a fallopian tube.

tubal abortion

[t(y)o̅o̅′bəl]
Etymology: L, tubus + ab, away from, oriri, to be born
a condition of pregnancy in which an embryo, ectopically implanted, is expelled from the uterine tube into the peritoneal cavity. Tubal abortion is often accompanied by significant internal bleeding, causing acute abdominal and pelvic pain, or it may be asymptomatic, the products of conception being resorbed. Rarely the conceptus reimplants on the peritoneum and continues growing to become an abdominal pregnancy. See also abdominal pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, tubal pregnancy.

tubal abortion

1. A spontaneous abortion in which the fetus has been expelled through the distal end of the uterine tube.
2. The escape of the products of conception into the peritoneal cavity by way of the uterine tube.
See also: abortion
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She also had a history of first-trimester abdominal with spotting per vaginum, which might have been due to either a tubal abortion or a tubal rupture with the conceptus getting implanted into the peritoneal cavity.
Secondary ovarian pregnancy may result from an earlier tubal abortion that attaches to the ovarian surface.
of cases % Site Tubal 47 94 Ampulla 38 76 Isthmus 06 12 Interstitial 02 4 Fimbrial 02 4 Ovary 01 2 Secondary abdominal 01 2 Side Right 30 60 Left 20 40 Mode of termination of tubal pregnancy (n = 48) Unruptured 04 8 Tubal abortion 22 44 Tubal rupture 23 48 Pelvic pathology Adhesions 05 10 Hydrosalpinx 06 12 Corpus luteum 03 6 Pelvic haematocele 02 4 Table 5: Treatment modalities Treatment No.
MANAGEMENT: All cases of ruptured ectopic and tubal abortion were managed surgically 35 cases-50%).