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Pregnancy Outcomes After Removal of Osmotic Dilators in Patients Who Presented for Second-Trimester Abortion

Mark, Katrina; Merchant, Rashida M.; Hu, Kevin

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: August 2019 - Volume 74 - Issue 8 - p 479–480
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000576972.65125.a9

(Abstracted from Contraception 2019;99:285–287)

The primary method used in the United States to induce second-trimester abortions is dilation and evacuation (D&E). Typically with D&E, a cervical preparation of osmotic dilators is placed up to 24 hours prior to the procedure to decrease surgical risks and complications.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

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