Short communications normal fetal growth despite persistent amniotic fluid leakage after genetic amniocentesis

Joe Leigh Simpson*, Michael L. Socol, Silvio Aladjem, Sherman Elias

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Abstract

Two women not only lost relatively large amounts of amniotic fluid immediately following genetic amniocentesis, but continued to lose fluid for the remainder of their pregnancies. Periodic ultrasonographic assessment confirmed normal fetal growth and presence of some amniotic fluid. Both women were delivered at term of normal offspring who showed no evidence of fetal deformations. Although amnionitis is a risk, cautious surveillance may permit continuation of pregnancies complicated by copious or persistent amniotic fluid leakage following genetic amniocentesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-279
Number of pages3
JournalPrenatal Diagnosis
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

Keywords

  • Amniotic fluid leakage
  • Genetic amniocentesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Genetics(clinical)

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