Management of first trimester miscarriage

Ankum, Willem M.
July 2008
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Jul2008, Vol. 69 Issue 7, p380
Academic Journal
The article discusses the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of first trimester miscarriages in Great Britain. The author stated that majority of first trimester miscarriages are due to sporadic events, while others are due to cytogenetic abnormalities. He added that the first clinical symptom of impending miscarriage in the majority of cases is vaginal bleeding. Moreover, the most reliable tool in the diagnosis of first trimester miscarriages is transvaginal sonography.


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