Chorioamnion plugging and the risk of preterm premature rupture of membranes after laser surgery in twin-twin transfusion syndrome.

@article{Papanna2010ChorioamnionPA,
  title={Chorioamnion plugging and the risk of preterm premature rupture of membranes after laser surgery in twin-twin transfusion syndrome.},
  author={Ramesha Papanna and Saulo Molina and Karen Y Moise and Kenneth J. Moise and Anthony J. Johnson},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={337-43}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the incidence of preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) in pregnancies affected by twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) treated with laser photocoagulation where an absorbable gelatin sponge was used as a chorioamnion sealant of the fetoscopic access port. METHOD A retrospective review was undertaken of consecutive cases undergoing fetoscopic directed laser surgery for TTTS between October 2006 and November 2008 at Texas Children's Fetal Center, in which an… CONTINUE READING