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Spontaneous Abortion

CHAPTER OBJECTIVES
  • Definition
  • Pathophysiology
  • Mechanism of Abortion
  • Incidence
  • Clinical Types of Abortion
  • Risk of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Factors Involved in Recurrentearly Pregnancy Loss
  • Genetic Factors
  • Non-genetic Factors
  • Miscellaneous Factors
  • Indian Scenario
DEFINITION

The most common complication of pregnancy is spontaneous abortion, which is estimated to occur in 10–15% of pregnancies and about 80% of these abortions occur within 2 to 3 months of gestation. By definition, a complete abortion is the a expulsion of all products of conception before the 20th week of gestation.

Spontaneous abortion is one of the least understood pathological processes. The classic definition of RSA (recurrent spontaneous abortion) ...

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