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Diagnosis of abnormal pregnancy and outcomes by color Doppler ultrasound

Objective: To discuss diagnostic value of color Doppler ultrasound for abnormal pregnancy and pregnancy outcome.

Method: To carry out color Doppler analysis of 282 cases of hospitalized twin pregnancy in Maternity and Child Care Center of Qinhuangdao from December 2008 to December 2015.

Results: Through comparison of multiple ultrasonic indexes like CRL, NT, HR, DVP of foetuses of 282 pregnant women, we find these differences statistically significant (p<0.05). All foetuses were delivered smoothly, among which there were 5 cases of twin-twin transfusion syndrome, 4 cases of twin reverse perfusion sequence, 3 cases of twin anaemia-polycythaemia sequence, 7 cases of twin selective intrauterine growth retardation, and 2 cases of conjoined twins. Results of Spearman’s correlation analysis reveal that pregnancy outcome of twin pregnancy yields a significant correlation with detection differences of ultrasonic indexes including CRL, NT, HR and DVP (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Color Doppler ultrasound boasts high diagnostic value for abnormal twin pregnancy and pregnancy outcome. It can detect abnormal condition of fetuses as early as possible and assist clinical intervention and evaluating prognosis.

Author(s): Qiyuan Wang, Yan Zhou, Hui Xu, Guilian Qin