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Induction of abortion by intrauterine bougie.
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PMID:  12334698     Owner:  PIP     Status:  MEDLINE    
On the initial visit, general and pelvic examinations were made, and hemoglobin and urine tests were given to 100 patients in the second trimester who came for abortion. On the 2nd visit, laminaria tents were inserted and systemic broad spectrum antibiotics given. 24 hours later, in the lithotomy position, the laminaria tents were removed and a sterile rubber bougie introduced extraovularly. When the patient aborted, vaginal examination was performed to assure completeness. In doubtful cases, curettage was performed. When there was an undue delay in abortion, evacuation or abdominal hysterotomy was performed. 86 patients were successfully aborted, 8 required abdominal hysterotomy, dilatation and evacuation was performed in 6 patients. The induction abortion interval varied from 5 hours, 20 minutes to 174 hours, with an average of 51 hours. In primigravidae (48), the interval was found to be 57 hours. Complications were minimal; 7 patients developed pyrexia and responded to systemic antibotics; 1 patient expelled the products through a tear in the posterior lip of the cervix. The average hospital stay was 5.6 days.
T Chandy; V R Nair
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology of India     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0971-9202     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol India     Publication Date:  1976 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-01-08     Completed Date:  1980-01-08     Revised Date:  2011-03-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374763     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol India     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  234-6     Citation Subset:  J    
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Induced*
Age Factors
Evaluation Studies as Topic*
Family Planning Services
General Surgery
Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
Labor Stage, First
Marital Status
Obstetric Surgical Procedures
Pregnancy Trimester, Second*

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