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Chapter 57 - Prelabor Rupture of the Membranes (Content last reviewed: 20th February 2020)

from Section 6 - Late Prenatal – Obstetric Problems

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 November 2017

David James
Affiliation:
University of Nottingham
Philip Steer
Affiliation:
Imperial College London
Carl Weiner
Affiliation:
University of Kansas
Bernard Gonik
Affiliation:
Wayne State University, Detroit
Stephen Robson
Affiliation:
University of Newcastle
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Summary

Term prelabor rupture of the membranes (PROM) is defined as spontaneous rupture of the membranes at 37 weeks of gestation before the onset of contractions. Preterm prelabor rupture of the membranes (PPROM) is defined as spontaneous rupture of the membranes at less than 37 weeks of gestation, at least 1 hour before the onset of contractions.

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First published in: 2017

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