In that spirit we may now consider the cases that occur in ectopic gestation.
Ectopic gestation is a disease, not a physiological condition.
Extra-uterine pregnancy is also called ectopic pregnancy, or ectopic gestation.
The discussion of the moral questions that arise in cases of ectopic gestation which began in volume ix.
Hence common skill in the difficult diagnosis of ectopic gestation can not be looked for.
In ectopic gestation the foetus is active, the mother is passive, and there is no attempt at expulsion from either side.
In ectopic gestation with fatal rupture the foetus is, first, an active aggressor; secondly, it has no right to be where it is.
Is laparotomy licit when performed for extrauterine pregnancy or ectopic gestation?
A case of ectopic gestation is diagnosed, the conditions are explained to the woman, and she refuses to be operated upon.
By far the most important of the conditions of the Fallopian tubes is tubal pregnancy (or ectopic gestation).