versão impressa ISSN 2072-8174
Introduction: Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a disorder characterized by limited potential of fetal growth. This condition has a 6 to 10 fold increased mortality risk. Objectives: To determine the prevalence of IUGR and investigate adverse perinatal outcomes that occurs more frequently. Methodology: An observational, retrospective cross-sectional study. Study population: pregnant women attending the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics during the period between January 2000 and December 2003. Results: 48 cases of IUGR were found among 8991 deliveries. It was more common in women with more than 3 pregnancies and inadequate prenatal care. Most infants had low birth weight (less than 2500 gr). 62% were term infants with the Capurro test. 20.8% were hospitalized due to respiratory disease and there was one death. The main maternal disease was severe hypertension. Conclusions: The prevalence of IUGR was 0.53%.
Palavras-chave : Retardo del Crecimiento fetal; Desarrollo Fetal, Insuficiencia Placentaria; Hipertensión Inducida en el Embarazo; Resultado del Embarazo; Paraguay; Fetal Growth Retardation; Fetal Development; Placental Insufficiency; Hipertensión, Pregnancy-Induced; Pregnancy Outcome; Paraguay.