|Year : 1976 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 23-25
Extra-amniotic mannitol for pregnancy termination - (preliminary report)
Malini A Deshmukh, Sushila Shah, S Shah, Shobha J Joglekar
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, K.E.M. Hospital, Parel, Bombay-400012., India
To induce termination of pregnancy, during 11 to 20 , weeks' period of gestation, extra-amniotic 20% Mannitol solution was used, in 40 patients. The amount of Mannitol varied from 350 ml. to 1290 ml. over a period o f 24 to 48 hours, through a Foley's catheter. After the patient started aborting, Pitocin 2 units were given I.M., every half hourly for 4 injections. The success rate was 95%. Mean induction time for abortion was 33.8 hrs. No adverse effects were noted. This is only a preliminary report and further studies in progress will be reported later.
Malini A Deshmukh
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, K.E.M. Hospital, Parel, Bombay-400012.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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