Incomplete miscarriage

Last revised by Jeremy Jones on 20 Sep 2021

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:

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Cases and figures

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