Association of extrauterine fetal death with failure of prostaglandin E2 suppositories

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  • 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. © 1979 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
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  • Orr AW; Huddleston JF; Goldenberg RL; Knox GE; Davis RO
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  • 56s
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  • 58s
  • Volume

  • 53
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  • 3