Premature rupture of membranes (PROM) is an important and frequent cause of preterm _delivery. It is a major contributor to perinatal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, a plan of management should be determined based on gestational age and the presence of chorioamnionitis. In the presence of intrauterine infection, expectant management should never be initiated. The patient has to be delivered regardless of gestational age or fetal lung maturity. This article provides critical up-to-date information focused on clinical practice.
Keywords: Premature rupture of membranes, diagnosis, treatment, management, tocolysis, Caesarean Section