Preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM) occurs in approximately 3% of all pregnancies, and accounts for one third of all preterm births. Despite its prevalence, optimal management of PPROM remains largely undefined and lacks conformity. In this article, we review the pathophysiology of PPROM, and summarize the available literature describing various management strategies in an effort to define current controversies in the management of PPROM.
- Preterm premature rupture of membranes
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Obstetrics and Gynecology