Author(s): Ewa Surynt, Beata Osuch, Agnieszka Timorek-Lemieszczuk
Ectopic pregnancy is defined as implantation of fertilized ovum in any tissue other than the uterine wall. Depending on localization of ectopic pregnancy it is classified as: tubal, ovarian, abdominal, cervical, intramural and ligamentary. The basic methods of diagnosing ectopic pregnancy are: ultrasound examination and beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (bhCG) test. The main problem is a proper qualification of patients to one of available treatment options: pharmacological or surgical. Introduction and evaluation of diagnostic methods of ectopic pregnency seems to be essential for choosing the most effective and simple treatment option that will allow early as well as specific diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy.