Transabdominal Amnioinfusion in Preterm Prelabor Rupture of Membrane: A Case Report
Evita E. Oconer, MD; Joanna Zerline Lozada-Pascual, MD, FPOGS, FPSMFM
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Quirino Memorial Medical Center
Premature prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM) is defined as rupture of membranes before 37 completed weeks. The diagnosis of rupture of membranes can be made by using sterile speculum examination. Amniotic fluid is seen pooling in the posterior fornix or clear fluid is passing from the cervical canal. Presented is a case of PPROM which was managed with transabdominal amniotransfusion. The effects of amnioinfusion on pregnancy outcome in preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) are unclear. Postulated benefits include prolongation of the latency period and prevention of pulmonary hypoplasia and infection. Transabdominal amnioinfusion is a promising procedure. It can be a very useful procedure in special cases, such as, preterm prelabor rupture of membrane to improve neonatal survival and outcome.