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A report of 131 cases of multifetal pregnancy reduction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8515926     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate multifetal pregnancy reduction as a treatment for patients seeking to reduce the risks of multiple gestation. METHODS: One hundred thirty-one women had transabdominal multifetal pregnancy reduction performed by a single practitioner; 103 have delivered. RESULTS: Multifetal pregnancy reduction was associated with a 7% pregnancy loss rate and no losses within the first 4 weeks after the procedure. The mean gestational age at delivery overall was 35.5 weeks. The mean gestational age at delivery for singletons was 37.5 weeks, for twins 35.5 weeks, and for triplets 35 weeks. The incidence of maternal and fetal complications was no more than that previously reported for nonreduced multiple gestations. CONCLUSIONS: Multifetal pregnancy reduction is a safe option for patients who desire to reduce the risks of multiple gestation. The ultimate successful outcome of reduced pregnancies may be enhanced by extensive experience with the procedure.
Authors:
K M Tabsh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1993 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-07-22     Completed Date:  1993-07-22     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abortion, Induced* / adverse effects
Adult
Female
Gestational Age
Humans
Infertility, Female / therapy
Middle Aged
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications
Pregnancy, Multiple*

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