Amniocentesis and Its Complications

C. Anandakumar, Y. C. Wong, V. Annapoorna, S. Arulkumaran, D. Chia, A. Bongso, S. S. Ratnam

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Summary: This study was conducted in order to evaluate whether the performance of an experienced operator had any significant influence in reducing the incidence of complications in amniocentesis; 1,459 women had amniocentesis performed under ultrasound guidance; 1,324 were performed by experienced operators and 135 cases by less experienced operators. Complications like fetal loss, blood‐stained amniotic fluid, culture failure, multiple needle puncture, leaking liquor, fetal trauma and error in results were compared in the 2 groups. This study demonstrated that amniocentesis performed by an experienced operator decreased the various complications associated with amniocentesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-99
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1992


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