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Types of Abortions

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Types of Abortions




THERAPEUTIC ABORTIONS

Medical management
  • < 9 weeks use methotrexate plus misoprostol (experimental)
  • > 12 weeks use prostaglandins intra- or extra-amniotically, or IM

Surgical management
  • < 12-16 weeks use dilatation and curettage
  • > 16 weeks use dilatation and evacuation 

Complications
  1. perforation of uterus
  2. hemorrhage
  3. laceration of cervix
  4. risk of sterility
  5. infection - usually due to retained products, occasionally endometritis
  6. Asherman's syndrome (fibrosis of the uterus)
Types of Abortions Types of Abortions Reviewed by Radiology Madeeasy on October 07, 2010 Rating: 5
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