Role of Ultrasound in Finding the Relationship between Placental Location and Fetal GenderDownload PDF
An analytic, observational study was performed at multi-centers and hospitals in Khartoum state, during the period from (February –July 2014). The aim of the study was to determine the role of ultrasound in relationship between placental location and fetal gender in second and third trimester of pregnancy. The study excluded congenital abnormal uterus, multiple pregnancies in normal uterus and fetal demises, congenital fetal anomalies, technical factors make fetal gender not clear. The study followed international scanning guideline and protocol to localize placenta and to detect fetal gender. The data was collected, classified and analyzed by using SPSS. The analysis of the results found that the most age group in this study 26-35 years with percentage of 64% , most of them have no history of C/S or abnormal placental location. The most placenta were located posterior, most gender determined in this study were males. The study found that there is good relationship between placental location and fetal gender, when the placenta was located posteriorly high proportion were females, and when located anteriorly high proportion was were males. The study recommended more research should be done with increased duration and sample volume for more accurate results.
Keywords: Placental, Fetal Gender, US.