Colour doppler evaluation of pregnancy induced hypertension and iugr

Authors:Bhimeswararao Pasupuleti, Ramakrishna Narra, Naganarasimharaju Jukuri,Susheel Kumar Kamaraju, Sushmitha Y
Int J Biol Med Res. 2015; 6(1): 4793-4797  |  PDF File

Abstract

IUGR is defined as small for gestation age infants as those fetuses whose birth weight falls below the 10th percentile for gestational age. This is the most commonly used and widely accepted definition. Ultrasound is the best investigation to evaluate fetuses starting from conception till delivery in providing extensive information. Doppler evaluation is found to be highly sensitive and has become indispensable in screening, diagnosis and management of PIH and IUGR cases. In the present study flow velocity waveforms were determined in utero-placental (uterine artery and umbilical artery) and feto-placental (middle cerebral artery) circulations in both normal pregnancy and in situations of suspected placental insufficiency such as PIH and IUGR pregnancies to derive pathophysiological information about placental flow resistance and assess the diagnostic potential of this measurement