OP14. 11: Middle cerebral artery Doppler velocimetry in fetuses with intrauterine growth restriction: correlation with neonatal cranial sonography and short-term peri... Academic Article uri icon


  • Objectives The aims were to determine the correlation between centralization of blood flow to the brain among intrauterine growth restricted (IUGR) fetuses and:(1) neonatal cranial sonography and (2) short-term perinatal outcome. Methods A prospective longitudinal study was designed and 93 singleton pregnancies with estimated fetal weight< 10th% were included. Doppler velocimetry of the middle cerebral artery (MCA), umbilical artery (UA) and uterine arteries were performed. MCA pulsatility index (PI) was considered abnormal when PI was< 5th%. Two groups were defined:(1) the study group with abnormal MCA-PI and (2) a control group with normal MCA-PI. Neonates with birth weight< 1500 g had neonatal cranial sonographic examination within the first 72 hours of life. Outcome measures were gestational age at delivery, birth weight, head circumference, composite neonatal …

publication date

  • October 1, 2007