Termination of pregnancy in patients with missed abortion and intrauterine dead fetuses by a single intracervical application of prostaglandin E2 in viscous gel

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To terminate pregnancy 15 women with an established diagnosis of missed abortion or intrauterine dead fetuses were treated with 1.0 mg Prostaglandin E 2 in viscous gel applied as a single intracervical dose. -- Abortion was induced after a mean of 7.0 hours in 8 patients with a mean gestational age of 15.0 weeks, and a subsequent evacuation of the uterine cavity was easily performed. -- Complete abortion/delivery was obtained in 7 patients with a gestational age of 33 weeks. The over-all mean induction/delivery time was 7.5 hours. -- Apart from pain related to uterine contractions no side effects were observed and no complications occurred. It is concluded that the present technique represents a promising alternative in the treatment of patients with missed abortion or intrauterine dead fetuses.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftZentralblatt für Gynäkologie
Vol/bind102
Nummer4
Sider (fra-til)219-22
Antal sider4
ISSN0044-4197
StatusUdgivet - 1980

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