Oligohydramnios with amnio‐chorionic separation at 15–16 weeks' gestation

Moshe Bronshtein, Etan Z. Zimmer

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Nine patients with oligohydramnios and amnio‐chorionic separation were identified out of 7000 women who underwent a vaginal ultrasound examination at 15–16 weeks' gestation. Oligohydramnios was defined as a reduced amount of amniotic fluid, a distance of more than 1 cm between the chorion and amnion, and a good turgor of the amnion without floating membranes or intrauterine sheets. Fetal malformations were observed in all nine cases. In four of six fetuses where chromosomal analysis was available, an abnormal karyotype was found. It is concluded that oligohydramnios in the early second trimester is associated with fetal abnormality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-164
Number of pages4
JournalPrenatal Diagnosis
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Ultrasound
  • amniotic sac
  • fetal malformations
  • oligohydramnios

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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