116: Long-term gastrointestinal morbidity in children following pregnancies complicated with polyhydramnios or oligohydramnios Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective Amniotic fluid abnormalities are often associated with adverse short-term pregnancy outcome. Little is known about long-term gastrointestinal (GI) complications in offspring following pregnancies with isolated abnormal amniotic fluid volume. We sought to assess whether in-utero exposure to amniotic fluid abnormalities increases the risk of long- term GI offspring morbidity. Study Design In a population based cohort study, the incidence of GI disorders was compared between singletons exposed and non-exposed to oligohydramnios (amniotic fluid index [AFI]< 5 cm) or polyhydramnios (AFI> 24 cm). Deliveries occurred between the years 1991-2014 in a regional tertiary medical center. GI morbidity was assessed up to the age of 18 years according to a predefined set of ICD-9 codes associated with hospitalization of the offspring. Multiple gestations, perinatal …

publication date

  • January 1, 2018