Association of extrauterine fetal death with failure of prostaglandin E2 suppositories.

Academic Article


  • The use of prostaglandin E2 vaginal suppositories is an effective method of uterine evacuation for patients with intrauterine fetal demise. Advanced extrauterine gestation, because of its rarity, is usually not a primary consideration for patients presenting with fetal death. This report presents 4 such cases and strongly suggests that, when this drug is used for the treatment of fetal death, failure to induce contractions and to effect uterine evacuation within a reasonable time should prompt the consideration of extrauterine pregnancy.
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  • Abortion, Induced, Adult, Female, Fetal Death, Humans, Labor, Induced, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Trimester, Second, Pregnancy, Abdominal, Prostaglandins E, Suppositories, Time Factors, Vagina
  • Author List

  • Orr JW; Huddleston JF; Goldenberg RL; Knox GE; Davis RO
  • Start Page

  • 56S
  • End Page

  • 58S
  • Volume

  • 53
  • Issue

  • 3 Suppl