Currently, Doppler fluxometry in umbilical artery has been employed as a new parameter in the evaluation of the fetus wellbeing. The presence of altered fluxes usually define a group of high risk to present hypoxaemia. We review 108 cases of intra-uterine growth retarded fetases which were born in our hospital the year 1992. Doppler measurements of umbilical artery velocity waveforms were performed in the 70% of these fetus with IUGR. We identify a 43% of abnormal velocity waveforms in this group. When the Doppler was abnormal, we found a 46% of TNS also altered; and a 40% of fetal distress. In our opinion, the presence of a Doppler altered is not an indication to delivery but is necessary to evaluate fetal risk.
|Journal||Progresos en Obstetricia y Ginecologia|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1994|
- intrauterine growth retardation
- umbilical artery