Al Momani, Roxana; Isopescu, Florin
June 2011
Romanian Medical Journal;2011, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p116
Academic Journal
Ectopic pregnancy is defined as the location of ectopic implantation and egg which develops outside the uterine cavity. Ectopic pregnancy was described in 936 BC. by an Arab author, Albucasis. In the eighteenth century Mauriceau mentioned as a possible obstetric complications, as in 1883, Lawson Tait practice the first salpingectomies. Tait set the highest record of that time, making salpingectomies 1350, with a mortality rate of only 5%. Some of Tait's conclusions, based on surgical experience, are fully applied in modern surgery: "If an operation must to be done… it must be done without delay. Early intervention is clearly the dominant element of success in modern abdominal surgery."


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