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Uterine anomalies and failed surgical termination of pregnancy: the role of routine preoperative transvaginal sonography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10658284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although used extensively in the assessment of many gynecological conditions, transvaginal ultrasonography is not performed routinely prior to termination of pregnancy in the UK. We describe a case in which surgical evacuation of the uterus failed. Postoperatively, transvaginal ultrasonography demonstrated a bicornuate uterus with a viable pregnancy within the left horn. Subsequent medical termination of pregnancy was successful. This case shows the potential value of transvaginal ultrasonography prior to termination of pregnancy. A prospective trial is needed to assess whether its routine introduction into clinical practice will lead to a reduction in morbidity resulting from termination.
K Jermy; O Oyelese; T Bourne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0960-7692     ISO Abbreviation:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1999 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-24     Completed Date:  2000-02-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9108340     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  431-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Abortifacient Agents
Abortion, Legal / methods*
Mass Screening / methods
Preoperative Care / methods*
Treatment Failure
Ultrasonography, Prenatal / methods*
Uterus / abnormalities*,  ultrasonography*
Vacuum Curettage / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Abortifacient Agents; 59122-46-2/Misoprostol; 84371-65-3/Mifepristone

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