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  1. Complications of abortion performed under local anesthesia.

    Article - En anglais


    To assess the incidence of complications of abortion performed under local anesthesia.


    Prospective study.


    A family planning center in the Paris area.


    Eight hundred and fifty-eight women admitted for abortion under local anesthesia.

    Main outcome measures

    Incidence of immediate (the day of vacuum aspiration) and delayed complications (at the follow-up visit 2 weeks after the procedure).


    Among the 858 women who underwent vacuum aspiration, 683 (80%) attended the follow-up visit 2 weeks after the procedure.

    Fifty-nine percent of the 858 women had not had a previous abortion. 25% had had one, and 16% had had two or more.

    The average duration of amenorrhea was 8.6 weeks (19% at 6 or 7 weeks. 67% between 8 and 10 weeks, and 14% after 10 weeks).

    The overall complication rate was 3.4% (23/683) (95% CI=2.0-4.8%). The incidence of immediate complications was 1.7% (15/858) (0.8-2.6%) and that of delayed complications 1.2% (8/683) (0.4-2.0%). Conclusion.

    This study confirms the safety and efficacy of abortion by vacuum aspiration under local anesthesia.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Avortement provoqué, Anesthésie, Voie locale, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Complication, Homme, France, Europe, Gestation

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Induced abortion, Anesthesia, Local administration, Epidemiology, Incidence, Complication, Human, France, Europe, Pregnancy

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0034410

    Code Inist : 002B20A03. Création : 31/05/1999.