Abdominal wall defects: study of cases attended by the Fetal Medicine Outpatient Service of Hospital São Lucas da PUCRS <b>[Abstract in English]</b>

  • Caio Coelho Marques PUCRS
  • Carla Milan
  • Pedro Luis Zanella
  • Gustavo Steibel
  • Marcela Godoy Dias PUCRS
  • Paula Vasconcellos Golin

Abstract

Aims: To analyze cases of abdominal wall malformation of the Fetal Medicine outpatient clinics between 1995 and 2006, describing treatments and outcomes and comparing our results to data available in literature. Methods: This is a retrospective, longitudinal study of patient chart and protocol filled up during patient pre-natal follow-up. All patients who received pre-natal care and gave birth at our institution from 1995 to 2006 were included. Results: 551 cases of fetal malformation were followed. Among these, 35 presented abdominal wall defect. Average maternal age was 23 years. The majority (51.4%) was primigravid. In 82.9% of the cases, a cesarean section was performed, and the remaining 6 vaginal births were of still born fetuses. The mean newborn weigh was 2.120 g, the mean gestational age was 35 weeks and mean Apgar scores were 6/8. Seventeen patients received immediate intervention by the pediatric surgical team. Conclusions: The importance of the diagnosis of fetal malformation is exemplified by the opportunity to plan the birth, to identify early intra-uterine complications, and to be able to send the patient to tertiary care centers, where an adequate treatment and multidisciplinary assistance can be offered.

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Author Biographies

Caio Coelho Marques, PUCRS
Professor do Departamento de Saúde da Mulher e Materno-Infantil da Faculdade de Medicina da PUCRS. Serviço de Medicina Fetal do Hospital São Lucas da PUCRS.
Carla Milan
Médica Mestre Serviço de Obstetrícia do Hospital São Lucas da PUCRS. Coordenadora do Ambulatório de Medicina Fetal
Pedro Luis Zanella
Médico Mestre do Serviço de Obstetrícia do Hospital São Lucas da PUCRS, Ambulatório de Medicina Fetal
Gustavo Steibel
Médico Mestre do Serviço de Obstetrícia do Hospital São Lucas da PUCRS, Ambulatório de Medicina Fetal
Marcela Godoy Dias, PUCRS
Médica Residente de terceiro ano do Departamento de Obstetrícia e Ginecologia do Hospital São Lucas PUCRS
Paula Vasconcellos Golin
Médica Residente de terceiro ano do Departamento de Obstetrícia e Ginecologia do Hospital São Lucas PUCRS
Published
2009-12-28
How to Cite
Marques, C. C., Milan, C., Luis Zanella, P., Steibel, G., Dias, M. G., & Golin, P. V. (2009). Abdominal wall defects: study of cases attended by the Fetal Medicine Outpatient Service of Hospital São Lucas da PUCRS <b>[Abstract in English]</b>. Scientia Medica, 19(4), 176-181. Retrieved from https://revistaseletronicas.pucrs.br/ojs/index.php/scientiamedica/article/view/4338
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