OP09. 11: Third trimester abnormal uterine artery Doppler is associated with adverse pregnancy outcome Academic Article uri icon


  • Objectives To evaluate the significance of abnormal uterine artery (UtA) Doppler in third trimester among patients with and without intra uterine growth restriction (IUGR). Methods A prospective study was designed. 198 consecutive singleton pregnancies between 28–40 weeks of gestation were included. 80 women had IUGR and preeclampsia. Of those 9 had abnormal UtA Doppler. 118 women were control group. Of those, 8 women had abnormal UtA Doppler. UtA Doppler was considered abnormal when bilateral notch or pulsatility index above the 90 th% were noticed. Results Gestational age at delivery was significantly lower among patients with abnormal UtA Doppler in comparison to normal UtA Doppler, in either group: patients without pre-eclampsia or with pre-eclampsia (35.4 vs. 37.6 weeks, P> 0.04; 34.6 vs. 37.6 weeks, P< 0.01, respectively). Also, neonates with abnormal UtA Doppler …

publication date

  • October 1, 2011