Title: Gelatin sponge plug to seal fetoscopy port sites: technique in ovine and primate models
Authors: Luks, F I ×
Deprest, Jan
Peers, Koen
Steegers, E A
van Der Wildt, B #
Issue Date: 7-Nov-1999
Series Title: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology vol:181 issue:4 pages:995-6
Abstract: Amniotic fluid leakage and rupture of membranes are common complications of fetoscopy. We describe a plug technique for leakproof removal of endoscopic cannulas. Thirty gelatin sponge plugs were introduced in 5 pregnant ewes and 5 pregnant rhesus monkeys. In the primate model no evidence of amniorrhexis was noted on postoperative ultrasonography. Myometrium and membranes at the port sites were intact at term. A gelatin sponge plug technique may facilitate leakproof port removal after fetoscopy.
ISSN: 0002-9378
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Basic Research in Gynaecology Section (-)
Research Group for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Foetal Medicine Section (-)
Physical Medicine and Revalidation Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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