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What is an interstitial ectopic pregnancy?

By Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 01/19/2022

An interstitial gestation is an unusual type of pregnancy characterized by implantation of the embryo in the tubal portion that passes through the wall of the uterus. Therefore, it is an ectopic pregnancy since a large part of the gestational sac is located outside the uterus.

This type of ectopic pregnancy has a high morbidity and mortality rate. Its incidence is 2-4% of extrauterine gestations.

 Marta Barranquero Gómez
Marta Barranquero Gómez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
License: 3316-CV
Embryologist. Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH). License: 3316-CV.