missed abortion


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missed abortion

[′mist ə′bȯr·shən]
(medicine)
A condition in which a fetus weighing less than 500 grams dies and remains in the uterus for an extended period of time.
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The research was carried out in 80 patients of missed abortion development risk group by first trimester of non-developing pregnancy type.
Only12% women on metformin therapy ended with missed abortion as compared with 28% missed abortions in the control group which was statistically significant.
For example, women who have had a missed abortion (embryonic demise or anembryonic gestation) are less likely to complete with expectant management than women with an in complete abortion.
Sublingual misoprostol in the management of missed abortion in India.
Intravaginal misoprostol for medical evacuation of first trimester missed abortion.
Improved accuracy of hysteroembryoscopic biopsies for karyotyping early missed abortions.
A smaller observational study evaluated 108 women with first-trimester missed abortions or anembryonic pregnancies who chose either expectant (85 women) or surgical management.
Ultrasonography done showed incomplete abortion is 76% of the study group, complete abortion is 8%, 9 patients presented with missed abortions, 2% with ruptured ectopic and 4% with live gestation.
Methods: There were one hundred and thirty three patients experiencing missed abortion or blighted ovum.
PHILADELPHIA -- Medical management of a missed abortion using misoprostol was more cost effective than surgical management by dilation and curettage, based on an economic analysis.
CRINONE 8% and PROCHIEVE 8% are contraindicated in patients with active thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders, or a history of hormone-associated thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders, missed abortion, undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, liver dysfunction or disease, and known or suspected malignancy of the breast or genital organs.
When patients are referred as missed abortion and evacuation attempted they may end up in emergency laparotomy and related complications.