Dead Foetus Syndrome

(redirected from Macerated Fetus Syndrome)
A condition caused by the intrauterine death of a gestational product, with retention of a foetus for > 48 hours—missed labor—occurring after the 20th week of pregnancy
Management In the US, generally, await spontaneous onset of labor for up to 2 weeks, then induce labour barring foetal or maternal dystocia, with either PGE2 in a vaginal or cervical gel, or oxytocin; intra-amniotic saline injection is no longer recommended
Complication DIC
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