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ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 843245, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/843245
Review Article

To Compare the Methods of Pregnancy Termination for Fetal Abnormality in the First and Second Trimesters

Australian Women's Ultrasound Centre, Brisbane, QLD 4109, Australia

Received 20 January 2012; Accepted 10 February 2012

Academic Editors: N. A. Ginsberg, F. M. Reis, and C. von Kaisenberg

Copyright © 2012 H. S. Wong. 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.

Abstract

Fetal abnormality is a major cause of termination of pregnancy and preservation of the fetus is important for confirmation of the diagnosis. Various regimes have been reported for termination of pregnancy for fetal abnormality in the first and the second trimesters. In this paper, we compare those regimes that allow preservation of the fetus, in terms of the efficacy in expulsion of the fetus, the factors and the side effects.