Retained Products of Conception (RPOC), Gynaecology

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Abstract

The term retained products of conception (RPOC) refers to placental and/or fetal tissue that remains in the uterus after a spontaneous pregnancy loss (miscarriage), planned pregnancy termination or preterm/term delivery. The presence of RPOC after a spontaneous pregnancy loss distinguishes a complete from an incomplete miscarriage.

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