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1305-3124

Established
1993

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​Cihat Şen, ​Nicola Volpe

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Daniel Rolnik, Mar Gil, Murat Yayla, Oluş Api

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The evaluation of the effect of fetal gender on the umbilical artery and middle cerebral artery Doppler findings

Burcu Artunç Ülkümen, Halil Gürsoy Pala, Yıldız Uyar, Yeşim Baytur, Faik Mümtaz Koyuncu

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The evaluation of the effect of fetal gender on the umbilical artery and middle cerebral artery Doppler findings. Perinatal Journal 2014;22(3):SE24 DOI: 10.2399/prn.14.S001084

Author(s) Information

Burcu Artunç Ülkümen,
Halil Gürsoy Pala,
Yıldız Uyar,
Yeşim Baytur,
Faik Mümtaz Koyuncu

  1. Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Kadın Hastalıkları ve Doğum Anabilim Dalı, Perinatoloji Bilim Dalı- Manisa TR
Correspondence

Halil Gürsoy Pala, Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Kadın Hastalıkları ve Doğum Anabilim Dalı, Perinatoloji Bilim Dalı- Manisa TR,

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Conflicts of Interest

No conflicts declared.

Objective

The evaluation of the effect of fetal gender on the umbilical artery and middle cerebral artery doppler findings is aimed.

Methods

60 singleton healthy pregnancies admitted to the perinatology outpatient clinic during their third trimester between 2013-2014 are included in the study. Their umbilical artery (UA) and middle cerebral artery (MCA) doppler measurements are evaluated retrospectively from the ultrasound files. UA and MCA doppler calculations are performed with 3 consecutive vawe forms. The pregnancies were divided into 2 groups according to the fetal gender (31 female fetus and 29 male fetus). The difference between two groups was analysed with SPSS v.20.

Results 

Maternal age was 29.14 ± 6.21 in female and 31.88 ± 5.16 in male groups (p=0.162); mean gestational week was 31.71 ± 3.77 in female and 33.88 ± 4.41 in male groups (p=0.111). UA PI was 1.00 ± 0.24 and 1.03 ± 0.21 in female and male fetuses, respectively (p=0.761). MCA PI was 2.16 ± 0.67 and 1.84 ± 0.85 in female and male fetuses, respectively (p=0.197).

Conclusion 

The current concept is not to ignore the fetal gender during the intrauterine life. The decrease in MCA resistance should be confirmed in larger studies.
 

Keywords

Fetal gender; Doppler; Umbilical artery