Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ectopic Pregnancy

Life threatening, due to probable rupture and hemorrhage. A pregnancy in which the fertilized egg implants outside the uterus. Usually in the fallopian tube. We get these specimens not infrequently. It is unusual to see the placental villi intact inside the fallopian tube wall, it is usually ruptured and full of hemorrhage. So this is a rare pic. "Wow," says PMG pathology. "WTF" is what I know you are thinking. No fetal tissue here, though - just immature placental villi inside a fallopian tube.

I'm going to Shaky Knees in Atlanta. Just bought 2 VIP tix (Love you Matt). So I'm boning up on the lineup. Cage the Elephant headlines Friday night.

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