In every abortion the presence or absence of extrauterine pregnancy is to be made out.
The common form of extrauterine pregnancy is the Tubal Pregnancy.
Dr. Goodell's opinion was, "A differential diagnosis can rarely be made positively at any stage of extrauterine pregnancy."
If there is an extrauterine pregnancy, curettage will cause rupture of the sac.
Is laparotomy licit when performed for extrauterine pregnancy or ectopic gestation?
ectopic pregnancy n.
Implantation and subsequent development of a fertilized ovum outside the cavity of the uterus. Also called eccyesis.