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Comparison of complications in second trimester amniocentesis performed with 20G, 21G and 22G needles.
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PMID:  20707629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
AIM: to compare short- and long-term complications of amniocentesis performed with 20G, 21G, and 22G needles.
METHODS: this observational study included 793 pregnant women who underwent amniocentesis in the Perinatology Department of Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Turkey. The patients were divided into three groups according to the needle size used for the procedure: 20G (Group 1), 21G (Group 2), and 22G (Group 3). The incidences of early and late complications were compared among groups.
RESULTS: fetal loss rates did not differ among groups (Group 1=1.57%, Group 2=1.47%, Group 3=1.61%). Rates of vaginal bleeding (1.57%, 1.10%, and 0.81%, respectively), bloody amniotic fluid (2.32%, 6.23%, and 2.67%, respectively) and amniotic fluid leakage (1.57%, 1.10%, and 1.61%, respectively) were also similar among the three groups.
CONCLUSION: short- and long-term complications did not differ among amniocenteses performed with 20G, 21G, and 22G needles.
Seyfettin Uludag; Yavuz Aydin; Farida Ibrahimova; Rıza Madazli; Cihat Sen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1619-3997     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  597-600     Citation Subset:  IM    
Perinatology Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.
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