What is the role of amniocentesis in the management of premature preterm rupture of membranes (PPROM)?

Updated: Oct 05, 2018
  • Author: Allahyar Jazayeri, MD, PhD, FACOG, DACOG, FSMFM; Chief Editor: Carl V Smith, MD  more...
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Amniocentesis can provide information about lung maturity accuracy and correctness of the diagnoses of PROM and infection. However, in most cases of PPROM, the amount of fluid is scant; thus, amniocentesis should be performed only by individuals with experience in performing difficult amniocentesis, and the appropriate risks with potential for fetal complications and the need for immediate delivery should be discussed with patients before attempting amniocentesis.

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