Original article| Volume 27, ISSUE 1, P80-84, January 1935

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Ectopic pregnancy

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      Sixty-two consecutive cases of extrauterine gestation are recorded with a total mortality of 1.8 per cent. The importance of previous pelvic inflammation as the chief etiological factor is emphasized. The necessity of considering this accident in every woman of childbearing age, who complains of metrorrhagia and lower abdominal pain is pointed out. It is stressed that the history is of unusual significance. Physical findings of greatest importance are mentioned. Three cases of special interest are reported in greater detail: (1) an ectopic pregnancy following several months' amenorrhea induced by x-radiation; (2) a postoperative death from hemorrhage into the abdominal incision; and (3) the conversion of an ectopic pregnancy into a streptococcal pyosalpinx, evidently by infection of the pregnant tube.
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