Use of misoprostol for pregnancy termination in women with prior classical cesarean delivery: A report of 3 cases

Radha Malapati*, Guia Villaluna, Tuan M. Nguyen

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Misoprostol has been used for induction of labor either as a cervical ripening agent or as an abortifacient. Its use in women with previous cesarean births may be associated with an increased risk of uterine rupture. CASE: We describe 3 cases of pregnancy termination between 18 and 24 weeks' gestation in women with previous classical cesarean deliveries. Misoprostol was used successfully in all three cases without complications. CONCLUSION: Judicious use of misoprostol results in successful pregnancy termination in women with previous classical cesarean deliveries without uterine rupture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-86
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume56
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

Keywords

  • Abortion
  • Cesarean section
  • Misoprostol
  • Pregnancy
  • Second trimester
  • Uterine scar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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