Journal article

Optic nerve sonography and ophthalmic artery Doppler velocimetry in healthy pregnant women: an Australian cohort study

Stefan C Kane, Alicia T Dennis, Fabricio Da Silva Costa, Louise H Kornman, Thomas J Cade, Shaun P Brennecke

Journal of Clinical Ultrasound | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

PURPOSE: Maternal ocular sonography offers a window into cerebrovascular and intracranial pressure changes in pregnancy. This study aimed to determine the Doppler velocimetric variables of the ophthalmic artery, and the mean diameter of the optic nerve sheath (ONSD), in an Australian cohort of healthy pregnant women. METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study of healthy women with uncomplicated singleton pregnancies in the third trimester was undertaken in a tertiary maternity service. A single prenatal ultrasonographic examination was performed on all participants, with a postnatal examination performed on a subgroup with uncomplicated deliveries. RESULTS: Fifty women were examined a..

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