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Fetal macrosomia--an obstetrician's nightmare?
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PMID:  22592195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: Fetal macrosomia is defined as a fetus that is of large size for gestational age, i.e. equal to or greater than the 90th percentile of weight. There is some evidence of increased perinatal mortality and morbidity rates in cases of macrosomia.
DESIGN: This is a retrospective study of patients with term pregnancy. We analyzed the deliveries of 508 infants born with birth weight ≥ 4 200 grams and considered them as a study group. The deliveries of newborns with birth weight less than 4 000 g constituted the control group (330 cases). Maternal and neonatal medical records were retrospectively reviewed for clinical data.
SETTING: The study was conducted in Second Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Warsaw Medical University from January 2004 to December 2007.
RESULTS: Maternal age, parity, BMI and pregnancy weight gain were positively related to fetal macrosomia. Prolonged first stage of labor, cesarean section rate and increased blood loss were observed more frequent in macrososmia. There were no differences between both groups according to Apgar score and neonatal birth trauma. Macrosomia was observed more frequent in male fetuses. Our data showed that careful qualification to way of delivery let us achieve the same good outcome in macrosomia.
CONCLUSIONS: Older obese multiparas are at increased risk of having macrosomic baby. The increased incidence of cesarean section in these women is due to cephalo-pelvic disproportion or obstructed labor. Macrosomia is more often in male fetuses.
Saada Ahmed; Ewa Romejko-Wolniewicz; Julia Zaręba-Szczudlik; Krzysztof Czajkowski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuro endocrinology letters     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0172-780X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuro Endocrinol. Lett.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-28     Completed Date:  2012-07-24     Revised Date:  2014-07-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008373     Medline TA:  Neuro Endocrinol Lett     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Cesarean Section / statistics & numerical data
Fetal Macrosomia / epidemiology*
Infant, Newborn
Poland / epidemiology
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology*
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Sex Characteristics

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