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One-hundred-eighty-three patients underwent saline abortion utilizing a standardized technique employing saline excess of near 150 ml over amniotic fluid aspirated, infusion of relatively high dose oxytocin 10 units/ hour, and the insertion of two laminaria tents. A reduction in mean instillation-abortion time of nearly 20% to 17.7 hours was observed with the use of the laminaria tents.
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Accepted: February 6, 1974
© 1974 Published by Elsevier Inc.