Dr Mahnoor Shahid, Dr Maliha Younis, Dr Talia Saeed
Introduction: Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) occurs in 3% of pregnancies and is responsible for approximately one third of all preterm births. Objectives of the study: The main objective of the study is to analyze the maternal and perinatal outcome in preterm prelabor rupture of membranes. Material and methods: This cross sectional study was conducted in Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore during June 2019 to January 2020.Patients admitted in Obstetrics and Gynaecology UniI through outpatient & casualty department with gestational age between 24 to 37 weeks with preterm premature rupture of membrane (PPROM) confirmed by ultra sound and clinical examination were included regardless of their age. Results: A total of 72 female patients were included in the study. Mean age and gestational age of the patients was 25.36±3.8 years and 32.09±1.78 weeks. 56.9% (n=41) patients had 15-25 years of age and 43.1% (n=31) patients fell in age group 26-40 years. Gestational age distribution showed that majority of the patients i.e. 58.3 (n=42) had gestational age 29-32 weeks and 41.7% (n=30) had 33-36 weeks of gestational age. Conclusion: It is concluded that most common maternal morbidity associated with PPROM was chorioamnionitis, that of neonatal morbidity was prematurity and its complications.