Perinataler Outcome von Zwillingsschwangerschaften mit vorzeitigem Blasensprung zwischen 13-20 Wochen: Ist ein selektiver Fetozid eine angemessene Behandlungsoption?

Translated title of the contribution: Perinatal outcome of twin pregnancies complicated by rupture of membranes at 13-20 weeks: Is selective termination an appropriate management option?

Michal Zajicek, Simcha Yagel, Dan Valsky, Moshe Ben-Ami, Yoav Yinon, Boaz Weisz, Alina Weissmann-Brenner, Shlomo Lipitz

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Abstract

Objective To evaluate the outcome of twin pregnancies that were complicated by rupture of membranes at 13-20 weeks of gestation and were managed by expectant management or by selective termination. Methods A retrospective cohort study of all bichorionic twin pregnancies that were referred to three fetal medicine units between 2001 and 2016, due to rupture of membranes of one sac at 13-20 weeks of gestation. Women without clinical signs of infection who opted for expectant management or selective termination were included. Results 20 patients met the inclusion criteria. 7 of them were managed expectantly and 13 underwent selective termination. In the expectant management group there was one case of fetal demise and two cases of neonatal death, resulting in a survival rate of 79 %. The median gestational age at delivery was 30 weeks. 3 neonates suffered from prematurity-related complications and 2 suffered from oligohydramnios-related orthopedic complications. Following selective termination the survival rate was 50 % (all fetuses that were not reduced), the median gestational age at delivery was 39 weeks, and the neonatal outcome was favorable. The maternal outcome was favorable in both groups. Conclusion Selective termination in twin pregnancies complicated by rupture of membranes at 13-20 weeks has a favorable outcome and should be offered.

Translated title of the contributionPerinatal outcome of twin pregnancies complicated by rupture of membranes at 13-20 weeks: Is selective termination an appropriate management option?
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)17-22
Number of pages6
JournalUltraschall in der Medizin
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • expectant management
  • premature preterm rupture of membranes
  • selective termination
  • twin pregnancy

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