Use of prostaglandin E2 vaginal suppositories in intrauterine fetal death and missed abortion.

@article{Bailey1975UseOP,
  title={Use of prostaglandin E2 vaginal suppositories in intrauterine fetal death and missed abortion.},
  author={Charles Bailey and Connie Newman and S P Ellinas and Gregory G. Anderson},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1975},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={110-3}
}
Twenty patients with either missed abortions or intrauterine fetal death were induced with prostaglandin (PGE2) vaginal suppositories. The uterus is surprisingly responsive to PGE2 in cases of intrauterine death, yielding a short treatment-delivery interval. Blood coagulopathies which can develop after intrauterine death can be avoided through early diagnosis and treatment. Eighteen patients completely delivered and there were no serious complications. The remaining 2 patients required… CONTINUE READING

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