Chapter 65. Missed Abortion and Antepartum Fetal Death

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. Robert M. Silver MD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch65

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Silver, R. M. (2005) Missed Abortion and Antepartum Fetal Death, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch65

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 50 North Medical Drive, Room 2B200, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • missed abortion antepartum fetal death;
  • common causes - chromosomal abnormalities, syndromes, single gene mutations, birth defects;
  • uterine evacuation options or expectant management;
  • expectant management - intrauterine infection and maternal coagulopathy;
  • dilation and currettage - uterus 12 weeks' size or less;
  • dilation and evacuation - uterus between 13 and 22 weeks' size;
  • induction of labor;
  • fetal demise

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathophysiology and Etiology

  • Diagnosis

  • Treatment

  • Follow-Up

  • Suggested Reading