n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Ultrasound in early pregnancy failure : review

Volume 20, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1027-9148



In many settings, especially in private practice, transvaginal ultrasound is used routinely for early pregnancy confirmation. Routine ultrasound in early pregnancy appears to enable better gestational age assessment, earlier detection of multiple pregnancies and earlier detection of clinically unsuspected foetal malformation at a time when termination of pregnancy is still possible and safe. In cases of complicated early pregnancy and early pregnancy failure, ultrasound, used in conjunction with the history, physical and gynaecological examination and indicated laboratory investigations, is a very useful modality in the investigation and diagnostic process.

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