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Amnioreduction

Amnioreduction

Amnioreduction procedure performed to normalize amniotic fluid levels. Amnioreduction reduces maternal discomfort, improves uteroplacental perfusion (especially in cases of  twin-twin transfusion syndrome -TTTS), and prolongs pregnancy.

Also Amnioreduction may be performed manually or with vacuum-assisted devices. Needles of differing gauges may be used (typically 18 or 20 gauge), and varying amounts of fluid may be removed depending on the clinical situation.

Indications:

  • Improvment of maternal dyspnea;

  • TTTS

  • P-PROM and preterm delivery prevention

  • Prevention of  amniotic sac prolapse before cervical cerlage