Von willebrand’s disease complicating second-trimester abortion

Joel Sorosky, Aland Klatsky, Gary F. Nobert, R. Clay Burchell

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This report describes a patient with Von Willebrand’s disease whose second-trimester abortion was complicated by hemorrhage. Factor VIII levels were low and the patient responded well to factor VIII transfusion. The authors believe that abortions can be performed safly in patients with Von Willebrand’s disease. If factor VIII is low, prophylactic cryoprecipitate is indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-254
Number of pages2
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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