Dilation and evacuation of a single fetus after midtrimester PROM in previable twin pregnancy

William J. Watson, Joseph Hwang, Brian C. Brost

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Abstract

Midtrimester premature rupture of membranes (PROM) is an unusual complication of multiple gestation that most often results in poor obstetric outcome. Presented are four cases of twin pregnancy complicated by preterm PROM and umbilical cord prolapse at 16 to 21 weeks' gestation. After a period of expectant management, dilation and evacuation of only the presenting fetus was performed with careful ultrasound guidance, to attempt delayed interval delivery. This resulted in pregnancy prolongation of 42 to 133 days for the remaining cotwins. Dilation and evacuation of a single demised fetus in twin pregnancy complicated by PROM and cord prolapse can be accomplished with favorable clinical outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)583-585
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Perinatology
Volume25
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008

Keywords

  • Delayed interval delivery
  • Dilation and evacuation
  • Premature rupture of membranes
  • Twin pregnancy
  • Umbilical cord prolapse

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