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What organ does ectopic pregnancy take place in most?
Ectopic pregnancies are usually located in the Fallopian tube but rarely at other sites. These include the ovary, cervix or very rarely a scar on the uterus, usually as a result of a previous caesarean section(s). See the Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation website under sites of ectopic pregnancy
How do they remove ectopic pregnancy?
Surgery for an ectopic pregnancy involves the removal of the pregnancy and the portion of the Fallopian tube in which it is located (partial salpingectomy) in a few cases it may be possible to open the Fallopian tube and remove it by suction without removing any of the tube (liner salpingostomy)
If you have any concerns about the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy you should seek professional advice without delay. This could be your general practitioner, local early pregnancy unit, or your local Accident & Emergency department.
Disclaimer: This article is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. The Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Consult a doctor or other health care professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. For details see our conditions.