FETAL ANOMALIES RESULTING IN TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY: AN EXPERIENCE IN TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

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Salma Aman
Fayaz Ur Rahman
Tayaba Mazhar
Farooq Abullah

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Objectives: To know the spectrum of fetal anomalies as cause of termination of pregnancy.
Material & Methods: This retrospective study includes all pregnant patients having fetal anomalies diagnosed through
ultrasound, and admitted to Gynae C unit of Khyber teaching hospital Peshawar - Pakistan, from May 2017 to October
2018 for pregnancy termination (PT). Retrieved data was tabulated and fed in SPSS 20 for analysis.
Results: Mean age of patient was 27.17±5.3 years. Mean gestational age at which PT was carried out was 22.9±4.5
weeks. Early termination was performed in 71 % cases and late termination was done in 29 % cases. Fetal anomalies
resulting in PT include CNS anomalies, renal anomalies, hydrops fetalis, Huge sacrococcygeal teratoma and multiple
anomalies. CNS abnormalities as a cause if PT includes hydrocaphlus, anencephaly, fetal acrania and dandy walker
syndrome.
Conclussion: CNS abnormalities are the most common reasons for Pregnency Termination (PT). Among CNS abnormalities,
hydrocaphlus and anencephaly are most common causes of PT.

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Aman, S., Ur Rahman, F., Mazhar, T., & Abullah, F. (2019). FETAL ANOMALIES RESULTING IN TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY: AN EXPERIENCE IN TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL. Journal Of Medical Sciences, 27(4), 291-294. Retrieved from https://jmedsci.com/index.php/Jmedsci/article/view/784
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