Oligohydramnios is an independent risk factor for perinatal morbidity among women with preeclampsia who delivered preterm Academic Article uri icon


  • Purpose: Determine the relationship between oligohydramnios and adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes in a unique cohort of preterm preeclamptic patients. Materials and methods: A retrospective matched case control study comparing 81 preterm parturients (28 0/7 and 36 6/7 weeks) with preeclampsia and oligohydramnios to 81 preterm preeclamptic patients with a normal amniotic fluid index (AFI). Results: 4.8 percent of all our preterm preeclamptic patients had oligohydramnios. Patients in the study group showed a trend toward being older than 35 years (18.5 versus 27.2%) and were more likely more likely to be primi-parous, and have previously delivered a small for gestational age (SGA) or a dead fetus (p= 0.012, 0.039 and 0.032). Severity of preeclampsia, including HELLP and eclampsia as well as gestational age at delivery did not differ statistically between the …

publication date

  • December 13, 2017