Extramembranous pregnancy: Maternal, placental, and perinatal implications

M. Perlman, A. Tennenbaum, M. Menashi, M. Ron, A. Ornoy

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The case of a patient who survived extramembranous pregnancy is presented, and the maternal, fetal, placental, and neonatal features of the condition are described and delineated. Previously undescribed phenomena include clinical evidence of fixed fetal position and a unique pattern of hemosiderin and hematoidin staining of the fetal membranes. The patient described had an intermediate form of the oligohydramnios tetrad following premature rupture of the membranes; the infant survived with respiratory support therapy in spite of apparent partial lung hypoplasia. On the basis of this and previous observations of the outcome of pregnancy complicated by prolonged amniotic fluid leakage, preliminary recommendations for the management of such pregnancies are made.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34S-37S
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1980
Externally publishedYes


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