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Second and early third trimester pregnancy termination by extra-amniotic balloon and intracervical PGE2.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9506411     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of an alternative modality using extra-amniotic balloon and intracervical prostaglandin (PG) E2 for termination of second and early third trimester pregnancies. METHOD: Thirty-three pregnant women scheduled for legal termination of pregnancy at 15-32 weeks' gestation were included in the study. Each case received extra-amniotic balloon containing 500-800 ml normal saline and two PGE2 tablets inserted into the cervical canal. RESULTS: All 33 patients achieved a successful termination. The mean induction-to-abortion interval was 12.85 h. There was no significant difference in induction-to-abortion interval between second trimester group and third trimester group. However, the mean duration of balloon distention was longer in the second trimester group. There were no severe complications. CONCLUSION: The combined use of extra-amniotic balloon and intracervical PGE2 tablets is effective, safe and convenient for termination of second and early third trimester pregnancy.
H S Liu; M H Yu; Y K Chang; T Y Chu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1998 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-05-06     Completed Date:  1998-05-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defence Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Legal
Abortion, Therapeutic / methods*
Balloon Dilatation*
Combined Modality Therapy
Dinoprostone / administration & dosage*
Injections, Intralesional
Oxytocics / administration & dosage*
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Oxytocics; 363-24-6/Dinoprostone

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