Significance of oligohydramnios complicating pregnancy

Lewis Shenker, Kathryn L. Reed, Caroline F. Anderson, Nydia A. Borjon

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Oligohydramnios is a serious complication of pregnancy that is associated with a poor perinatal outcome. Eighty pregnancies complicated by oligohydramnios constitute the basis for this retrospective study. Forty patients had premature rupture of the membranes; of these, outcomes were good in 25. Twelve of 14 fetuses with oligohydramnios and intrauterine growth retardation survived. None of the nine fetuses with severe renal anomalies lived. None of the twins with twin-twin transfusion and oligohydramnios survived. Six pregnancies with oligohydramnios and premature separation of the placenta were identified; all of these resulted in fetal or neonatal death during the second trimester.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1597-1600
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Issue number6 PART 1
StatePublished - Jun 1991


  • Oligohydramnios
  • premature rupture of membranes
  • premature separation of the placenta
  • renal anomalies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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