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Complications of unsafe abortion: case reports and the need for curriculum review in Nigeria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19803035     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Unsafe abortion remains a major reproductive health problem in Nigeria. These are 2 case reports of unsafe abortion, one performed by a patent medicine dealer where a false passage was created in the substance of the cervix to evacuate the uterus using a cannula. A piece of the cannula was left in situ for five years leading to chronic infection and infertility. The second case was performed by a medical practitioner for a second trimester abortion. He deliberately created a false passage in the substance of the cervix to evacuate the uterus leading to severe haemorrhage. We conclude that there is a need to review and improve the training of medical practitioners in termination of pregnancies to avoid unsafe abortion.
A V Umoh; A J Umoiyoho
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nigerian journal of clinical practice     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1119-3077     ISO Abbreviation:  Niger J Clin Pract     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-06     Completed Date:  2009-11-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101150032     Medline TA:  Niger J Clin Pract     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Induced / adverse effects*,  methods
Cervix Uteri / surgery
Foreign Bodies / complications*,  surgery*

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