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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2012, Article ID 931497, 3 pages
Case Report

Complete Cervical Avulsion with Intravaginal Misoprostol for Second Trimester Pregnancy Termination

1Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, BLDE University Shri B. M. Patil Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Bijapur 586103, Karnataka, India
2Bijapur Liberal District Educational University's Shri B. M. Patil's Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Bijapur 586103, Karnataka, India

Received 27 March 2012; Accepted 28 June 2012

Academic Editors: P. De Franciscis and S. Salhan

Copyright © 2012 G. R. Sajjan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Intravaginal misoprostol, a synthetic PGE1 analogue, has largely replaced all other techniques for pregnancy termination in II trimester, because of its successful results. Incidence of II trimester pregnancy termination has also increased in the present days, because of prenatal diagnosis of pregnancies with serious fetal abnormalities like cardiovascular and skeletal malformations. But there are serious and life threatening complications reported with the use of intravaginal misoprostol. Here we are reporting a case of complete avulsion of cervix from lower part of the uterus, with the use of intravaginal misoprostol, for II trimester termination of pregnancy. So, clinicians dealing with II trimester termination of pregnancy should be aware of such complications.