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Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research


Mifepristone followed by Misoprostol for Mid trimester Abortion – A Prospective Study


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Author Details: Maninder Kaur, Harpreet Kaur, Sushmita Sharma, Mishu Mangla

Volume : 2

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2394-2754

Print ISSN : 2394-2746

Article First Page : 227

Article End Page : 231


Abstract

Background: Over the last decade there is an increase in number of second trimester pregnancy termination due to better prenatal screening. Medical methods, using combination of mifepristone and Misoprostol are increasing being used for mid-trimester pregnancy termination.
Objective: Objective of study was to analyse safety and effectiveness of combination of mifepristone and Misoprostol for mid-trimester MTP.
Material & Methods: A prospective study of 68 women who underwent Mid-trimester MTP (between 13-20 weeks gestation) at Gian Sagar Medical College & Hospital, Banur, Rajpura (India) during January 2012- June 2015.
Results: Data was analysed for 48 cases who fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Complete abortion occurred in 36(75%) of cases, 13(25%) required dilatation & curettage for incomplete abortion including manual removal of placenta in 8 cases. There were seven cases with previous caesarean section all of whom had complete abortion.
Conclusion: Combination on Mifepristone & Misoprostol is an effective & safe method for mid-trimester MTP and can be used in cases of previous caesarean section with close supervision.

Keywords
: Mid-trimester abortion, Mifepristone, Misoprostol, Medical method MTP.