Rights managed images of ectopic pregnancies. This is a pregnancy where the embryo implants outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube that should channel the fertilised egg to the uterus. The growth of the embryo will rupture the tube and threaten the life of the mother through massive internal bleeding and infection. The embryo needs to be surgically removed. Illustrations show the female reproductive organs affected, while pictures and photographs include contract media X-rays used to diagnose the condition, and endoscopic views of fallopian tubes swollen by the condition.