The use of 16.16-dimethyl-PGE1-delta-methyl ester (Cervagem) vaginal pessaries for cervical dilatation prior to evacuation for second trimester termination.

The results of a study of 101 consecutive second trimester terminations by Dilatation and Evacuation (D & E) under ultrasound control is presented. All had a Cervagem pessary inserted into the vagina prior to the procedure. The PGE1 analogue was assessed as 'effective' in 97% of patients. Concomitant ultrasound resulted in no patient leaving the operating… CONTINUE READING