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First-trimester transabdominal multifetal pregnancy reduction: a report of 85 cases.
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PMID:  2183104     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eighty-five cases of multifetal pregnancy reduction were performed transabdominally at 9.5-13 weeks' gestation. All pregnancies consisted of three or more fetuses (28 triplets, 47 quadruplets, four quintuplets, four sextuplets, one septuplet, and one nontuplet), and all except five were reduced to twins. Forty-five women have delivered viable infants and eight lost all of the fetuses; 32 pregnancies are ongoing. No temporal relationship was noted between the pregnancy losses and the procedures. The mean gestational age at delivery was 35.7 weeks; 16 women (35.5%) delivered at or after 37 weeks, 16 (35.5%) between 34.5-37 weeks, nine (20%) between 32-34.5 weeks, and four (9%) before 32 weeks. There were no perinatal deaths, and all infants are healthy except for one who developed sequelae of severe hyaline membrane disease.
L Lynch; R L Berkowitz; U Chitkara; M Alvarez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1990 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-05-18     Completed Date:  1990-05-18     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  735-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Induced*
Infant, Newborn
Infertility, Female / therapy
Pregnancy Outcome
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Reproductive Techniques

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