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First-trimester selective termination in multiple gestation by transvaginal ultrasound-guided intrathoracic injection of potassium chloride.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8012446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Selective termination by transvaginal ultrasound-guided intrathoracic injection of potassium chloride (KC1) was performed between 8 and 10 weeks' gestation in eight women with multiple gestation after ovulation induction (6/8) or in vitro fertilization (IVF) (2/8). RESULTS: Four patients have delivered uneventfully at term, one delivered prematurely at 34 weeks' gestation with good neonatal outcome, and the other 3 patients lead a smooth pregnancy at present. No pregnancy loss or any major complication was found. CONCLUSIONS: Transvaginal ultrasound-guided intrathoracic injection of KC1 may be the procedure of choice for first-trimester selective termination with acceptable safety. However, more experience is needed to clarify the risk/benefit ratio associated with this procedure.
Y R Lien; C H Jehng; J L Hwang; H J Jou; A L Jenh; G T Tsaur
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of fertility and menopausal studies     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1069-3130     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Fertil Menopausal Stud     Publication Date:    1994 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-07-28     Completed Date:  1994-07-28     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9309760     Medline TA:  Int J Fertil Menopausal Stud     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  90-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Provincial Tao-Yuan General Hospital, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Induced / methods*
Infertility, Female / therapy
Ovulation Induction
Potassium Chloride / administration & dosage*
Pregnancy Trimester, First
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Reg. No./Substance:
7447-40-7/Potassium Chloride

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