Salma Aman, Fayaz-ur Rahman, Tayaba Mazhar, Farooq Abullah.
Fetal anomalies resulting in termination of pregnancy: an experience in tertiary care hospital.
J Med Sci May ;27(4):291-4.

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 Pregnancy Termination (PT). Among CNS abnormalities, hydrocaphlus and anencephaly are most common causes of PT.

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