Management of Oligohydramnios in Pregnancy

Mary B. Munn

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The finding of oligohydramnios in pregnancy is problematic. The various mechanisms that control amniotic fluid, the inability to precisely measure and quantify the amount, and the relevance of a " decreased" amount of fluid make the management of this finding unclear. Given the limited amount of data, the single deepest vertical pocket may be a better method than the amniotic fluid index to define oligohydramnios. A large prospective study is needed to develop the most optimal management recommendations, especially for idiopathic oligohydramnios at or near term.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-395
Number of pages9
JournalObstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2011


  • Amniotic fluid index
  • Amniotic fluid volume
  • Deepest vertical pocket
  • Oligohydramnios
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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