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Prolonged Intrauterine Retention of Foetal Bones after Midtrimester Induced Abortion

AM Abasiattai, NM Utuk, I Umana, M Ikpe, U Ebi


Prolonged retention of foetal bones in the uterus is a rare complication of induced abortion. We present the case of a 37 year old nullipara with retained foetal bones following a second trimester induced abortion. Accurate diagnosis and removal of the bony fragments led to restoration of fertility and subsequent delivery of a male baby.

Keywords: Retention of foetal bones, infertility, induced abortion

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