Epidural analgesia in midtrimester abortion

S. Grunstein, O. E. Jaschevatzky, A. Shalit, Y. Levy

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Epidural analgesia was performed in 78 women with abortion in the midtrimester or pre term delivery of up to 27 wk of pregnancy. The patients were divided into 3 groups. The first group included 30 women with signs of inevitable abortion. The second group comprised of 9 cases of induced abortion and the third one of 39 cases of pre term delivery. The 3 groups were statistically evaluated in relation to time of abortion or labor, fetal weight, weeks of pregnancy, parity and patient's age and were consequently compared with 90 women divided into 3 similar control groups. The effect of the epidural analgesia was satisfactory in all cases in the 3 experimental groups, and no complications or side effects were observed. The advantages of the use of epidural analgesia were the diminished psychological reaction to the abortion, the possibility to perform surgical procedures without any additional anesthesia and the reduction in the duration of the abortion or labor. These advantages justified the use of the procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-260
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1976
Externally publishedYes


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