Spontaneous rupture of membranes

A spontaneous rupture of membranes (SROM) refers to a rupture of fetal membranes occuring on its own (c.f artificial rupture of membranes). When this occurs prior to ~ 37 weeks in gestation, it is then termed spontaneous premature rupture of membranes (SPROM) which it the usual cause of pre-term premature rupture of membranes (PPROM).

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rID: 15661
System: Obstetrics
Tag: stub, cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Spontaneous rupture of membranes (SROM)

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