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Prolonged retention of laminaria fragments: a rare complication of induced abortion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15121633     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Laminaria are used worldwide for the preparation of the cervix for termination of pregnancy. CASE: The patient presented with recurrent episodes of pelvic inflammatory disease. Her history was significant for treatment with laminaria 4 years before presentation. After 6 months of evaluation, a diagnostic dilation and curettage was performed with removal of laminaria fragments. CONCLUSION: Evaluation for complete removal of laminaria is critical. Retention of laminaria should be considered in the workup of patients who have pelvic inflammatory disease or genital infections and have received laminaria in the past.
Eylan Lachman; Bernard Czernobilsky; Mordechai Ben-David; Eugene Vlodavsky; Beatrice Lifschitz-Mercer; Yaacov Mammet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  103     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-03     Completed Date:  2004-06-04     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1128-30     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Sanz Medical Center, Laniado Hospital, Netanya, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Induced*
Dilatation and Curettage
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease / etiology*,  surgery
Time Factors

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