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Title: [Amniopatch to treat iatrogenic rupture of the fetal membranes.]
Other Titles: Traitement de la rupture iatrogène des membranes foetales par 'patch' amniotique.
Authors: Deprest, Jan ×
Van Mieghem, Tim
Emonds, M-P
Richter, Jute
De Koninck, P
Zia, Silvia
Van Keirsbilck, J
Sandaite, Inga
Olde Damink, L
Lewi, Liesbeth #
Issue Date: May-2011
Publisher: Elsevier
Series Title: Gynécologie, Obstétrique & Fertilité vol:39 issue:6 pages:378-382
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: With the increased use of invasive fetal procedures, the number of patients facing postprocedure membrane rupture is increasing. We aimed to describe the use of platelets and fresh frozen plasma for sealing iatrogenic fetal membrane defects. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We describe the mechanisms of action of the amniopatch procedure as well as published experience. RESULTS: Amniopatch effectively sealed the fetal membranes in over two thirds of published cases (n=44). There is a risk of 17% of in utero fetal death, which may occur remotely from the procedure and is often unexplained. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: In case of early onset but persistent amniotic fluid leakage following an invasive fetal procedure, amniopatch may be offered.
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ISSN: 1297-9589
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Foetal Medicine Section (-)
Section Woman - Miscellaneous (-)
Organ Systems (+)
× corresponding author
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