Role of ultrasound diagnostics in monitoring the pregnancy complicated by diabetes of a pregnant woman

Authors: Karol Dókuš 1;  Silvia Dókušová 2;  Emil Martinka 2;  Ján Danko 1
Authors‘ workplace: Gynekologicko-pôrodnícka klinika Jesseniovej LF UK a UN Martin, prednosta prof. MUDr. Ján Danko, CSc. 1;  Diabetologické oddelenie, Národný endokrinologický a diabetologický ústav, Ľubochňa, primár doc. MUDr. Emil Martinka, PhD. 2
Published in: Prakt Gyn 2014; 18(2): 121-126
Category: Gynecology and Obstetrics: Review Article


This review provides a broader view of the importance and role of ultrasound diagnostics in the management of pregnancies complicated with pre-existing diabetes mellitus. A stress is put on the role of ultrasound diagnostics in evaluating the status and development of the fetus at risk due to diabetes mellitus of a pregnant woman. For its clarity, the issue is broken down by trimesters of pregnancy and covers a range of related topics including: dating of pregnancy, early prediction of its complications, ultrasound screening for congenital malformations and fetal aneuploidy, fetal echocardiography and assessment of the status and growth of the fetus at the end of pregnancy.

Key words:
diabetes – malformations – pregnancy – ultrasound diagnostics


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