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Minerva Ginecologica 1999 April;51(4):139-44

Copyright © 1999 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Preterm premature rupture of membrane (pPROM) at the 19th week of pregnancy. Case report

Bastianelli C., Valente A., Lucantoni V., Dionisi B., Cerenzia G.


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A case of premature rupture of membranes occurred at 19 weeks of pregnancy is reported.
The patient underwent a genetic amniocentesis at 16 weeks of gestational age. During the hospitalization period, she presented amniotic fluid leakage responsible of olygohidramnios. She was treated with antibiotic, spasmolytic, tocolytic and cortisone therapy. All subsequent parameters were evaluated: blood cell count, heart rate frequency, body temperature. Ultrasound examinations were performed every two weeks. Cervical smears to detect infections were normal. Labour started at 28 weeks and the patient delivered spontaneously a 1010 g male baby, Apgar 4/8. The heaviest complication was a cerebral hemorrhage and the subsequent frontoparietal hematoma which progressively reduced. To date the neurological prognosis is good.

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