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Use of misoprostol for pregnancy termination in women with prior classical cesarean delivery: a report of 3 cases.
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PMID:  21366135     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Misoprostol has been used for induction of labor either as a cervical ripening agent or as an abortifacient. Its use in women with previous cesarean births may be associated with an increased risk of uterine rupture.
CASE: We describe 3 cases of pregnancy termination between 18 and 24 weeks' gestation in women with previous classical cesarean deliveries. Misoprostol was used successfully in all three cases without complications.
CONCLUSION: Judicious use of misoprostol results in successful pregnancy termination in women with previous classical cesarean deliveries without uterine rupture.
Authors:
Radha Malapati; Guia Villaluna; Tuan M Nguyen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:    2011 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, John H. Stroger, Jr., Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA. radha_malapati@yahoo.com
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