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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.
The detection rates of different types of ectopic gestation and different sizes of mass using transabdominal sonography in combination of transvaginal sonography were higher than that of transabdominal sonography and transvaginal sonography (P<0.
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.
Monitoring [beta]-hCG titers following conservative management of suspected ectopic pregnancies is important, not only to diagnose persistent ectopic gestation, but also to rule out the presence of malignant trophoblastic diseases (11).
4,5) Similarly, a history of delayed menstruation or prior ectopic gestation suggests the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy.
1) Ectopic pregnancy causes foetal wastage, maternal morbidity and mortality and impairment of subsequent fertility due to repeat ectopic gestation which occurs in 10-15% of cases.
Suspected ectopic pregnancy or pregnancy occurring after tuboplasty or phor ectopic gestation
Heterotopic pregnancies can pose a diagnostic dilemma because an early transvaginal ultrasound may not diagnose an ectopic gestation in all cases.
58 Table 8: Showing the Fate of Tubal Pregnancy Laparotomy-fate Frequency Percentage of of ectopic gestation present series in tubal pregnancy Tubal rupture 27 79.
Ectopic gestation was located at the site of interruption in 71% of cases.