Current information on ectopic pregnancies is presented on this website, is sponsored by The New Jersey
Center for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, and is written by Dr. Eric Daiter.
The term "ectopic" means "out of place." An ectopic pregnancy is one that implants in a site other than the
uterine cavity. The most common location for an ectopic pregnancy (about 85%) is in the ampullary portion of the
fallopian tube, but ectopic pregnancies may occur in such unusual locations as the cervix, the abdomen and the
Ectopic pregnancies are very dangerous and represent one of the most common causes for maternal mortality.
A high index of suspicion among Gynecologists and the broad availability of sensitive pregnancy tests have
resulted in earlier diagnosis, safer treatments and better reproductive outcomes.
Dr. Eric Daiter and The New Jersey Center for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine encourage the viewer to
explore the contents of this site, which reviews the range of locations for an ectopic pregnancy, the developments
in diagnostic testing for ectopic pregnancy, known risk factors, diagnostic tests that are clinically available, and
treatment options including surgery or medical management with methotrexate. The diagnostic strategy that is
employed by Dr. Daiter at the New Jersey Center for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine is based on the premise
that "caution should always prevail" and this is also presented.
The information within these tutorials is intended to be solely educational. The knowledge and competence that
the viewer may expect to develop within the complex medical field of infertility is not a substitute for the medical
education that physicians obtain during their medical curriculum and training.
With this in mind, many couples are able to effectively use the knowledge that they gain about human
reproduction to guide them through the difficult (and often expensive) process of obtaining medical (infertility)
Consumers' Research Council of America adds Dr. Eric Daiter to their list of America's Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Dr. Eric Daiter has been chosen by the Consumers' Research Council of America to be listed in their Guide to America's Top
Obstetricians and Gynecologists for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. For more information on this organization visit
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