Retained Fetal Parts After Elective Second-Trimester Dilation and Evacuation

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Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Extrusion of fetal parts into the abdomen after second-trimester pregnancy termination is rare.

CASE:

We report a case of extrusion of fetal parts into the broad ligament at the time of second-trimester pregnancy termination that remained undetected for 10 days.

CONCLUSION:

In cases of perforation during second-trimester pregnancy termination, meticulous evaluation of the abdomen and pelvis with ultrasonography or computerized tomography should be performed if complete fetal evacuation cannot be confirmed.

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