Demonstration of fetal coronary blood flow by color-coded and pulsed wave Doppler sonography: a possible indicator of severe compromise and impending demise in intrauterine growth retardation.

@article{Gembruch1996DemonstrationOF,
  title={Demonstration of fetal coronary blood flow by color-coded and pulsed wave Doppler sonography: a possible indicator of severe compromise and impending demise in intrauterine growth retardation.},
  author={Ulrich G Gembruch and Ahmet A Baschat},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={1996},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={10-6}
}
We report four cases of uteroplacental insufficiency with severe intrauterine growth retardation in which coronary blood flow was demonstrated by means of color-coded and pulsed wave Doppler sonography. Intrauterine fetal compromise was indicated by pathological uterine and umbilical flow indices and decreased impedance in the cerebral vasculature. Later, this was followed by normalization of middle cerebral artery Doppler indices in one case. The latter change was associated with abnormal… CONTINUE READING