Selective embryo reduction in multiple pregnancies resulting from assisted conception.

@article{Chen1994SelectiveER,
  title={Selective embryo reduction in multiple pregnancies resulting from assisted conception.},
  author={S C Chen and Francis Kwokshun Lee and S P Chang and L L Too and Li-liang Shu and H. T. Ng},
  journal={Zhonghua yi xue za zhi = Chinese medical journal; Free China ed},
  year={1994},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={37-41}
}
BACKGROUND Assisted conception not only raises the pregnancy rate by treating infertility, but also increases the chance of obstetrical complication of multiple pregnancy. So it is important to develop a means by which the number of developing embryos can be reduced. METHODS Eight multiply pregnant women (from triplets to octuplets) asked to have the number of viable fetuses reduced. By means of sonar guided puncture, a mixture of demerol and xylocaine was injected to the fetal thorax until… CONTINUE READING

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