By far the most important of the conditions of the Fallopian tubes is tubal pregnancy (or ectopic gestation).
ectopic gestation is a disease, not a physiological condition.
When the ectopic ovum begins to develop in the Fallopian tube the placental villi erode the tubal wall and the blood-vessels.
Extra-uterine pregnancy is also called ectopic pregnancy, or ectopic gestation.
In ectopic gestation with fatal rupture the foetus is, first, an active aggressor; secondly, it has no right to be where it is.
Hence common skill in the difficult diagnosis of ectopic gestation can not be looked for.
In that spirit we may now consider the cases that occur in ectopic gestation.
The discussion of the moral questions that arise in cases of ectopic gestation which began in volume ix.
Is laparotomy licit when performed for extrauterine pregnancy or ectopic gestation?
In ectopic gestation the foetus is active, the mother is passive, and there is no attempt at expulsion from either side.
ectopic ec·top·ic (ěk-tŏp'ĭk)
Out of place, as of an organ not in its proper position, or of a pregnancy occurring elsewhere than in the cavity of the uterus.
Of or relating to a heartbeat that has its origin elsewhere than in the sinoatrial node.