Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
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.
Synonym(s): aborted ectopic pregnancy
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.
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