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GESTATION, med. jur. The time during which a female, who has conceived, carries the embryo or foetus in her uterus. By the common consent of mankind, the term of gestation is considered to be ten lunar months, or forty weeks, equal to nine calendar months and a week. This period has been adopted, because general observation, when it could be correctly made, has proved its correctness. Cyclop. of Pract. Med. vol. 4, p. 87, art. Succession of inheritance. But this may vary one, two, or three weeks. Co. Litt. 123 b, Harg. & Butler's, note 190*; Ryan's Med. Jurisp. 121; Coop. Med. Jur: 18; Civ. Code of Louis. art. 203-211; 1 Beck's Med. Jur. 478. See Pregnancy.

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High level of [beta]-HCG titer in bilateral ectopic gestation, such as above 10,000 in 3 case reports and our case and even 226768 mIU/ml in a case report, proposed GTN as a reasonable differential diagnosis.
Although measurement of the progesterone level will not help distinguish an ectopic gestation from an intrauterine pregnancy, it does help identify nonviable pregnancy.
There was no marked difference in the site of ectopic gestation, however 45% (n = 27) were on the right side, 40% (n = 24) on left side and 1.6% (n=1) were bilateral ectopic pregnancies were observed.
New technologies permit safe abortion at less than six weeks' gestation and provide timely detection of ectopic gestation. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1997;176(5): 1101-06.
Management of unruptured ectopic gestation by linear salpingostomy: a prospective, randomized clinical trial of laparoscopy versus laparotomy.
Likewise, if an intrauterine sac is found and hCG levels are below the zone, an abnormal pregnancy in the form of a missed abortion or ectopic gestation is suggested.
Conservative management of ectopic gestation. Fertil Steril 1989;51:559-67.
Methods: One hundred and eighty patients who were admitted into the hospital from February 2013 to February 2014, received clinical diagnosis and were confirmed as ectopic gestation by surgery were selected as research objects.
Retroperitoneal ectopic pregnancy represents a great challenge to surgeons due to the rarity and varying clinical presentations, from asymptomatic patients to patients with unstable hemodynamics, in cases of advanced ruptured ectopic gestation presenting with life-threatening retroperitoneal hemorrhage.
Cervical ectopic gestation is rare and may potentially be associated with high morbidity.
It also can help confirm the pregnancy location, revealing whether it is a definitive intrauterine or definitive ectopic gestation, although FTUS can also be inconclusive in this application.