Following sterilization of the abdomen with povidine-iodine, a 20-gauge amniocentesis needle was inserted into the amniotic cavity
under ultrasound guidance, and 10 ml of amniotic fluid was sampled.
The current findings were also corresponded with the description of Anderer and Schinder (1975) that increase concentration of urea in amniotic fluid is mostly determined by fetal micturition in the amniotic cavity
At 19 weeks of gestation, tissues with a free edge were visualized within the amniotic cavity
using obstetric ultrasound and were determined to be amniotic sheets on MRI at 31 weeks of gestation (Figure 1).
As development proceeds the primary intestinal loop either herniates into the amniotic cavity
(instead of the umbilical cord) or a part of the intestinal loop herniates normally into the umbilical cord while another part herniates through an unclosed portion of the malformed body wall [3,12].
hominis strains able to infect the amniotic cavity
and the placenta .
The hollow center resembles the amniotic cavity
that in normal development eventually gives rise to the fluid-filled sac that protects and cushions the fetus during development.
With an 18 gaugexU/2 inch hypodermic needle, a hole was drilled through the egg air sac from the broad end of the egg to locate the amniotic cavity
after which the amniotic fluid was aspirated using a 21 gaugex1/2 inch needle into a 5 mL syringe from the amniotic cavity
Bacteria get into the amniotic cavity
during pregnancy in various ways, such as crossing the placenta and hematogenous spread, as well as through vaginal colonization and they cause infection (1-3).
Umbilical cord blood samples were tried to gain for genetic analysis, and labor induction by injecting rivanol into amniotic cavity
was tried to carry out but both failed because of the position of fetus and oligohydramnios.
Intra-amniotic infection (IAI), defined as microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity
(MIAC) with intra-amniotic inflammation, is common in women with preterm labor and exists with or without preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM) .
In monoamniotic twins, it has been proposed that since the fetuses share a common amniotic cavity
, the amniotic fluid volume is maintained by the twin with normal kidneys, allowing the other twin with renal agenesis to develop normal lungs.
Microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity
occurs in approximately one third of patients with preterm premature rupture of membranes.