Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy developing outside the uterus. The vast majority of ectopic pregnancies are pregnancies in the fallopian tube or tubal pregnancies. Ectopic pregnancy is a surgical emergency in its ruptured form. Its diagnosis is more and more precocious allowing to avoid its rupture and the stake in the life prognosis and allowing a non-surgical treatment under certain strict conditions.
It is a surgical emergency that can compromise the vital prognosis of the mother or her subsequent fertility.
In women without contraception, the two main risk factors are firstly a history of genital infection or tubal surgery and secondly smoking.
Hormonal assays, ultrasound and laparoscopy have modified the management of the pathology.
A score of less than 13 makes it possible to consider medical treatment for ectopic pregnancy. Beyond that, surgical treatment is preferred.