abdominal pregnancy

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abdominal pregnancy - ectopic pregnancy in the abdominal cavity
eccyesis, ectopic gestation, ectopic pregnancy, extrauterine gestation, extrauterine pregnancy, metacyesis - pregnancy resulting from gestation elsewhere than in the uterus
References in periodicals archive ?
Advanced abdominal pregnancy carries a risk of hemorrhage, disseminated intravascular coagulation, bowel obstruction and fistulae to the gastrointestinal and/or genitourinary tracts.
With a secondary abdominal pregnancy or a broad-ligament heterotopic pregnancy in mind, it was decided to perform exploratory laparotomy.
When doctors found the abdominal pregnancy, they immediately operated the woman and found the live fetus in her abdominal cavity, without the amniotic sac which provides nourishment to the fetus.
The patient was transferred to a facility more experienced in the management of abdominal pregnancy.
Abdominal pregnancy is defined as an IP implantation of an ectopic pregnancy exclusive of tubal, intraligamentous or ovarian permeation.
It appeared from having terminated my pregnancy he tied my ovary tubes, rendering me sterile, which hadn't worked because three months later I had an abdominal pregnancy.
We report 3 cases of advanced abdominal pregnancy in HIV-positive women managed at the East London Hospital complex between 2005 and 2009.