Preterm premature rupture of the fetal membranes complicated by oligohydramnios may have significant impact and sequelae on pregnancy outcome. In this article the role of amniotic fluid in fetal development, especially lung development, is reviewed; complications resulting from oligohydramnios are outlined; and the evaluated therapeutics and management schemes are delineated.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Obstetrics and Gynecology