Objective: To assess the efficacy and risk of chorioamnionitis with laminaria tents and uterine evacuation in patients with mid-trimester premature rupture of membrane (MPROM). Study Design: A retrospective cohort study of 34 women, admitted between January 1995 and May 1999 with confirmed mid-trimester (14-23 weeks) PROM and 34 controls matched for gestational age, undergoing elective termination. All women underwent cervical dilatation by the use of laminaria tents followed by uterine evacuation (D ∝ E). Perioperative complications were retrieved from the medical records and long-term ones by telephone questionnaire. Results: Apart from one case requiring a change in antibiotic, no short- or long-term complications were reported. Although, in 8 out of 19 study cases (42%) endocervix culture was positive. The number of laminaria tents used was similar in both groups. The future pregnancy rate was higher in the study group but included four early spontaneous abortions and one ectopic pregnancy. Conclusion: Evacuation of uterus following cervical dilatation by laminaria tents in patients presenting with MPROM is safe, and probably not associated with future adverse pregnancy outcome.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology|
|State||Published - 10 Jan 2002|
- Evacuation of uterus
- Late-induced abortion
- Mid-trimester abortion
- Mid-trimester premature rupture of membranes