Obstetrics & Gynecology
Severe anemia is associated with fetal death. One option for management when the fetus is in danger of intrauterine death (detected by Doppler examination or by using Queenen graphs) is intrauterine fetal transfusion. There are 2 methods: intraperitoneal and intravascular. The intravascular intrauterine transfusion method has a higher success rate in the management for Rh alloimmunization, but there are risks involved. In addition, preterm premature rupture of membranes, preterm labor, and chorioamnionitis are some of the complications associated with an intrauterine transfusion.
- Intrauterine transfusion.
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