Late termination of pregnancy by intracardiac KCl injection.
|Publication:||Name: South African Medical Journal Publisher: South African Medical Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2013 South African Medical Association ISSN: 0256-9574|
|Issue:||Date: Jan, 2013 Source Volume: 103 Source Issue: 1|
Experience with late termination of pregnancy (TOP) by intracardiac
injection of potassium chloride is described by Govender and Moodley.
(6) The South African Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act, No. 92 of
1996, permits TOP at any gestational age for severe fetal abnormalities,
to prevent the birth of a severely mentally or physically handicapped
child. The authors report on their 5-year experience and the relative
safety of injection of KCl into the fetal heart under ultrasound
guidance, to ensure stillbirth of a fetus with severe congenital
abnormalities-typically picked up only after 24 weeks' gestation,
when the fetus is viable.
(6.) Govender L, Moodley J. Late termination of pregnancy by intracardiac potassium chloride injection: 5 years' experience at a tertiary referral centre. S Afr Med J 2013;103(1):47-51. [http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/SAMJ.6006]
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