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Management of severe idiopathic oligohydramnios: is antepartum transabdominal amnioinfusion really a treatment option?
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PMID:  23025586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was an evaluation of the role of antepartum transabdominal amnioinfusion (APTA) in the management of severe idiopathic oligohydramnios with a view to improving the pregnancy outcome. Methods: The study comprised an analysis of 20 pregnant women with severe oligohydramnios who were treated with APTA in 2009 and 2012. The pregnancy outcomes and the complications of the procedure were analysed. Results: The mean gestational age at first treatment was 22 weeks 3 days. The pre-procedure amniotic fluid index of < 5 cm was restored by the treatment to 8 cm. More than a half of the pregnancies (66.7%, 8/12) treated with APTA finished with spontaneous abortion in the second trimester, mostly due to rupture of the membranes (as a consequence of retroamniotic filling with saline in 4 cases). The later the oligohydramnios developed, the higher the probability of a significant prolongation of the gestation. Conclusions: Although APTA is a useful procedure in the management of severe oligohydramnios, it may be followed by a relatively high rate of rupture of the membranes, particularly in the second trimester. Paradoxically, a higher volume of infused saline into the amniotic cavity is associated with a significantly lower risk of rupture.
Zoltan Kozinszky; Norbert Pásztor; Melinda Vanya; János Sikovanyecz; Attila Pál
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Blekinge Hospital, Karlskrona, Sweden.
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