Pregnancy outcome after repeated blunt abdominal trauma

Ingo B. Runnebaum, Geron Holcberg, Miriam Katz

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During a four-year period, five of 49 671 parturients were admitted on a prospective study protocol for repeated direct blunt abdominal trauma due to falls during pregnancy. Preterm contractions were noted in three patients one of which delivered preterm. No delayed abruptio placentae, intrauterine growth restriction or antepartum death were encountered. All patients delivered spontaneously. Repeated blunt abdominal trauma occurs rarely in pregnancy. Routine hospitalised surveillance in the absence of vaginal bleeding or uterine contractions may not be warranted. Copyright (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-86
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Sep 1998


  • Blunt abdominal trauma
  • Hospitalisation
  • Preterm contractions
  • Preterm delivery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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