Incomplete miscarriage

Incomplete miscarriage is a term given to miscarriage where there are retained products of conception still within the uterus.

Radiographic features


Ultrasound appearance is variable, ranging from visible fetal parts to a mass of mixed echogenicity. The presence of a prominent vascular supply and feeding vessel helps make the diagnosis. In more chronic cases the retained products may be avascular.

Treatment and prognosis

These can be managed medically (e.g. misoprostol treatment) or surgically (e.g. dilatation and curettage). 


Complications include:

Article information

rID: 13906
System: Obstetrics
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Incomplete abortion

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Cases and figures

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