extrauterine gestation

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Related to extrauterine gestation: extrauterine pregnancy, eccyesis
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Noun1.extrauterine gestation - pregnancy resulting from gestation elsewhere than in the uterus
maternity, pregnancy, gestation - the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
abdominal pregnancy - ectopic pregnancy in the abdominal cavity
ovarian pregnancy - ectopic pregnancy in the ovary
tubal pregnancy - ectopic pregnancy in a Fallopian tube
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Although transabdominal and transvaginal imaging cannot always conclusively identify an extrauterine gestation at the moment it is suspected to exist, sonographic evaluation is the examination of first choice in most cases.
Identification of an extrauterine gestation sac confirms the diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy, whereas definitive findings for an intrauterine pregnancy effectively excludes this diagnosis.