Study of clinically manifested congenital malformations in live birth
Dr. Poojan Patel, Dr. DB Potdar
Congenital malformations being an important cause of neonatal mortality both in developed and developing countries.It is also a major cause for fetal loss, and also contributes significantly to premature birth, childhood and adolescence morbidity. So, this study aims in early detection, treat and take steps against preventable causes in subsequent pregnancies. Materials and method: The parity and age of mother of malformed newborns will be noted and analysed. The paternal habits of smoking, chewing tobacco and alcohol consumption will also be recorded. The diagnosis of congenital malformations will be based on analysis of antenatal records, clinical examination and further investigations, if required. Conclusion: Regular antenatal visits and prenatal diagnosis are recommended for prevention, early intervention and even planned termination, when needed.