A foreign body in the cervix after spontaneous abortion: A r
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Spontaneous abortion is defined as a loss of a pregnancy before 20-weeks gestation and can affect up to 20% of clinically recognized pregnancies. A completed abortion is clinically diagnosed when all products of conception (POC) are expelled, the uterus is contracted, and the cervical os is closed. In pregnancies of greater than 12-weeks gestation, the POC, including fetal membranes and fetal or placental tissue, may be retained in the vagina or cervical os, resulting in an incomplete abortion. Cervical evaluation alone has been found to be unreliable in distinguishing between complete and incomplete abortion.

This article presents a rare and unusual case of an incomplete spontaneous abortion occurring at home with the mother presenting to the emergency department (ED) with a decapitated fetus and a retained fetal head in the cervical os...

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