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Acta Biomed. 2004;75 Suppl 1:56-8.

Amnioreduction for treatment of severe polyhydramnios.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.


Between January 2000 and March 2003 we studied the pregnancies complicated by polyhydramnios in 10 patients. The objective was that of evaluating the efficacy of amnioreduction in improving the principal complications given by polyhydramnios such as maternal dyspnea and uterine activity. Our results showed that this procedure resolve maternal symptoms in all the cases but there is no significant reduction in uterine activity.

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