A Case of Complete Chorioamniotic Membrane Separation after Amniocentesis Resulted with a Healthy Term Delivery

Tuğba Altun Ensarı
Oya Aldemir
Bülent Yırcı
Sertaç Esin
Serdar Yalvaç
Ömer Kandemir
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Separation between amniotic and chorionic membranes is a normal sonographic finding before 14th weeks of gestation. As pregnancy progresses, these membranes fuse and chorionic cavity becomes obliterated. Chorioamniotic membrane separation may occur spontaneously or as a complication of invasive intrauterine procedures. Following invasive fetal intervention, resulting in a condition referred to as chorioamniotic membrane separation (CMS) and it is reported to be associated with adverse perinatal fetal outcomes. Here we present a case of CMS that had occurred after a second trimester amniocentesis and resulted with the delivery of a term healthy baby. Complete post-interventional CMS may complicate pregnancy progression. Although there are no established guidelines to follow, close follow-up may CMS can be managed to be a morbid, rather than mortal condition.


Chorion, Amnion, Membrane separation, Amniocentesis, Ultrasound

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21613/GORM.2016.487

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