How soon after premature preterm rupture of membranes (PPROM) in the second trimester does delivery occur?

Updated: Oct 05, 2018
  • Author: Allahyar Jazayeri, MD, PhD, FACOG, DACOG, FSMFM; Chief Editor: Carl V Smith, MD  more...
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Older studies have reported that approximately 50% of all remaining pregnancies deliver each subsequent week after PPROM. [1] More recent studies have shown better prognosis and may be more relevant to today’s clinical practice. With appropriate therapy and conservative management, more recent studies have reported less than 40% delivering in a week and more than 30% remaining pregnant after 5 weeks. This information is probably better suited to be used in counseling patients regarding early PROM. [16]

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