Association of brain damage with therapeutic abortion induced by amniotic-fluid replacement: report of two cases.

  • J M Cameron, A D Dayan
  • Published 1966 in British medical journal

Abstract

Recently amniotic-fluid replacement by the intrauterine injection of strongly hypertonic solutions has been used increasingly often to produce therapeutic abortions or to induce labour when the foetus is already known to be dead (Csapo, 1961; Wood, Booth, and Pinkerton, 1962). Few complications of the method have been reported, though it has been tried and discarded by other workers because of the risk of intrauterine sepsis (Peel, 1935). Two cases are reported in which widespread cerebral infarction occurred after the procedure and in which it was possible that the strongly hypertonic solutions employed were responsible for the brain damage.

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@article{Cameron1966AssociationOB, title={Association of brain damage with therapeutic abortion induced by amniotic-fluid replacement: report of two cases.}, author={J M Cameron and A D Dayan}, journal={British medical journal}, year={1966}, volume={1 5494}, pages={1010-3} }