D. Hemalatha Devi1, N. Uma2
AIM OF THE STUDY: To study the correlation between perinatal outcome & histopathological changes of placenta in cases of oligohydramnios.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Study was carried out on I 100 antenatal women with oligohydramnios who attended Government Victoria hospital, Visakhapatnam from January 2009 to June 2010. This was a hospital based cross sectional study and objective of the study is to evaluate Oligohydramnios at various gestational ages, associated maternal & fetal risk factors and there outcome will be assessed by mode of delivery and prenatal outcome with histopathological changes of placenta.
RESULTS: The caesarean section rate for fetal distress and low birth weight babies <2.5 KG was higher in patients with oligohydramnios, the severity of pathological changes also correlated well with poor perinatal outcome.
CONCLUSION: Oligohydramnios has a significant correlation with caesarean section for fetal distress and low birth weight babies along with abnormal histopathological changes in placenta.