Annals of African Medicine

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 266--271

Doppler ultrasound in the assessment of suspected intra-uterine growth restriction


N AL Qahtani 
 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, King Fahad University Hospital, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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N AL Qahtani
7356 An Narjas, Dammam-32222-4669
Saudi Arabia

Small fetuses constitute a large heterogenous group that includes healthy small fetuses, chromosomally abnormal fetuses and fetuses suffering from utero-placental insufficiency leading to restriction in fetal growth. This review outlines the diagnosis of intra-uterine growth restriction and describes how to differentiate this group from the group of healthy small fetuses. This is very crucial in the management of small fetuses in order to avoid unnecessary intervention in the healthy group, as well as avoid stillbirth and neonatal mortality and morbidity.


How to cite this article:
AL Qahtani N. Doppler ultrasound in the assessment of suspected intra-uterine growth restriction.Ann Afr Med 2011;10:266-271


How to cite this URL:
AL Qahtani N. Doppler ultrasound in the assessment of suspected intra-uterine growth restriction. Ann Afr Med [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Nov 22 ];10:266-271
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