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Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 241, Issue 1, pp 71–72 | Cite as

Abortion caused by electrical current

  • M. Mazor
  • J. R. Leiberman
Case Reports

Summary

A case of electrical accident in a pregnant woman at 9 weeks of gestation is described. No fetal heart activity was noted immediately after the injury, and spontaneous abortion occurred two days later.

Key words

Electrical injury Fetal death Abortion 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Mazor
    • 1
  • J. R. Leiberman
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soroka University Medical CenterHospital and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion Univeristy of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael

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