Mechanical dilation to remove incarcerated laminaria during a second trimester abortion

Farsam Fraz, Melody Y. Hou

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Abstract

Cervical preparation with laminaria reduces complications with 2nd trimester dilation and evacuation. During a surgical abortion at 22 weeks, we could not remove laminaria manually or with ring forceps due to laminaria “dumbbelling” [1]. Without pushing laminaria into the uterus, we mechanically dilated the cervix and removed the incarcerated laminaria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalContraception
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Cervical dilation
  • Dilation and evacuation
  • Laminaria
  • Laminaria fragmentation
  • Laminaria incarceration
  • Osmotic dilator
  • Second trimester abortion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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