What is the role of a biophysical profile (BPP) in the workup of abruptio placentae?

Updated: Nov 30, 2018
  • Author: Shad H Deering, MD; Chief Editor: Carl V Smith, MD  more...
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A biophysical profile (BPP) can be used to help evaluate patients with chronic abruptions who are being managed conservatively.

A BPP score of less than 6 (maximum of 10) may be an early sign of fetal compromise.

A modified BPP (nonstress test with amniotic fluid index) is sometimes used for monitoring in this situation.


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