PMID: 42578Nov 1, 1979

Concurrent use of PGF2 alpha, vibrations to the cervix uteri and amniotomy to induce labor after intrauterine fetal death

International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics : the Official Organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
B Sorbe


A triad consisting of (a) prostaglandin F2 alpha infusion, (b) dilation of the uterine cervix by low frequency vibrations and (c) early low amniotomy was used to induce labor in ten women after intrauterine fetal death had occurred. Vaginal delivery was successful in all cases, with a mean induction-to-delivery interval of 5.4 +/- 0.8 hours. Vibratory dilation effectively prepares the cervix for the intense prostaglandin-induced uterine contractions and thereby reduces the risk of cervical laceration and fistula. The dilation of the cervical canal also makes an early low amniotomy possible and easy. This study demonstrates a highly effective, safe and relatively nontraumatic method for uterine evacuation after intrauterine fetal death.


Jan 1, 1978·International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics : the Official Organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics·S L Green, W E Brenner
Jun 15, 1972·American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology·B W Newton
Aug 15, 1974·American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology·R Lowensohn, C Ballard

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