OLIGOHYDRAMNIOS: MATERNAL COMPLICATIONS IN 80 PATIENTS VISITING JINNAH HOSPITAL LAHORE PAKISTAN
Keywords:Oligohydramnios, Pregnancy, Preterm deliveries, Ultrasonography
Introduction: Adequate amniotic fluid level is required for the normal fetal physiology. A decreased level of amniotic fluid is known as Oligohydramnios. Oligohydramnios leads to many complications. Most common complication of Oligohydramnios is premature and stillbirth. This study was designed to determine maternal complications in patients presented with and without Oligohydramnios.
Material & Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted at the department of Radiology Jinnah Hospital Lahore. The duration of study was 4 months (August 2019 to November 2019). A total of 80 females in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy participated in the study. Oligohydramnios and its severity were assessed by measuring amniotic fluid index, using ultrasonography. Relevant information was recorded and analysed statistically.
Results: A total of 80 females at the 3rd trimester of pregnancy participated in the study. All participants were adults with age ranges (18-39, average= 27.5 ± 3.0 years). Oligohydramnios patients show a high trend of preterm deliveries and delivery complications like caesarean section.
Conclusion: Our study concluded that various obstetric complications occur in Oligohydramnios patients.