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Journal of Perinatal Medicine

Official Journal of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine

Editor-in-Chief: Dudenhausen, Joachim W.

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Volume 38, Issue 6 (Nov 2010)

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Comparison of complications in second trimester amniocentesis performed with 20G, 21G and 22G needles

Seyfettin Uludag
  • Perinatology Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
/ Yavuz Aydin
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
/ Farida Ibrahimova
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
/ Rıza Madazli
  • Perinatology Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
/ Cihat Sen
  • Perinatology Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Published Online: 2010-08-13 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpm.2010.105

Abstract

Aim: To compare short- and long-term complications of amniocentesis performed with 20G, 21G, and 22G needles.

Methods: This observational study included 793 pregnant women who underwent amniocentesis in the Perinatology Department of Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Turkey. The patients were divided into three groups according to the needle size used for the procedure: 20G (Group 1), 21G (Group 2), and 22G (Group 3). The incidences of early and late complications were compared among groups.

Results: Fetal loss rates did not differ among groups (Group 1=1.57%, Group 2=1.47%, Group 3=1.61%). Rates of vaginal bleeding (1.57%, 1.10%, and 0.81%, respectively), bloody amniotic fluid (2.32%, 6.23%, and 2.67%, respectively) and amniotic fluid leakage (1.57%, 1.10%, and 1.61%, respectively) were also similar among the three groups.

Conclusion: Short- and long-term complications did not differ among amniocenteses performed with 20G, 21G, and 22G needles.

Keywords: Amniocentesis; complication; fetal loss; needle size

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Corresponding author: Yavuz Aydin Atakent Mah Soyak Olimpiakent Sitesi D: 12 Blok No: 31 Kucukcekmece Istanbul 34303 Turkey Tel.: +90 2126954846 Fax: +90 2126954850


Received: 2010-01-09

Revised: 2010-05-05

Accepted: 2010-06-07

Published Online: 2010-08-13

Published Online: 2010-08-13

Published in Print: 2010-11-01


Citation Information: Journal of Perinatal Medicine, ISSN (Online) 1619-3997, ISSN (Print) 0300-5577, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpm.2010.105.

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