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Illustration of common ectopic pregnancies. Pregnancies occurring in the Ampulla (top left), Interstitial Fallopian Tube (top right), cervix (bottom left), and the ovary (bottom right). As the ectopic pregnancy develops, the growing embryo may rupture the surrounding tissues causing serious bleeding. Surgery is usually performed to remove the embryo, and to repair or remove the area of implantation.
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