Analysis of the management of preterm rupture of membranes after the 37th week of gestation

Wioletta Mikołajek-Bedner, Aleksandra Rajewska, Małgorzata Sokołowska, Andrzej Torbé


Premature rupture of membranes or synonymously prelabor rupture of membranes (PROM) is defined as the outflow of amniotic fluid before the onset of uterine contractions. When it occurs after 37 weeks of gestation, it is called term PROM or tPROM, and its prevalence is as high as 8–10% of pregnancies. tPROM is a significant risk factor for intrauterine infection, which threatens both the pregnant woman and the fetus. This risk increases with the duration of amniotic fluid leakage.
The aim of this study was to retrospectively analyze the management and obstetric outcomes of preterm premature rupture of membranes in women after 37 weeks’ gestation.


tPROM; CRP; GBS; Apgar score; vaginal delivery; cesarean section

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