Journal of Medical Ultrasound

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 63--68

Sonographic estimation of amniotic fluid volume using the amniotic fluid index and the single deepest pocket in a resource-limited setting


Geofery Luntsi1, Falmata Ali Burabe1, Prince Ame Ogenyi2, Joseph Dlama Zira2, Nwobi Ivor Chigozie1, Flavious Bobuin Nkubli1, Maikudi Dauda1 
1 Department of Medical Radiography, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
2 Department of Radiology, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Mr. Geofery Luntsi
Department of Medical Radiography, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri
Nigeria

Objective: To determine the normal value of amniotic fluid (AF) volume among pregnant women in a Northern Nigerian population and to determine if there is a relationship between AF index (AFI) and single deepest pocket (SDP) with anthropometric variables. Materials and Methods: A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted among singleton pregnant women at late second and third trimester attending the antenatal clinic in Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, from December 2016 to April 2017. The mean AFI and SDP were measured by sonography. Ethical approval was obtained from the institution and informed consent was sought for from all the participants. Descriptive statistics, i.e. mean, standard deviation, and correlation coefficient, were used for the analysis. Results: A total of 206 women, aged between 18 and 40 years, with fetal gestational ages between 22 and 39 weeks were included in the study. The values for AFI in the study ranged from 12 to 28.7 cm, with a mean value of 19.84 ± 3.64 cm, and SDP ranged from 3.7 to 9.1 cm with a mean value of 6.04 ± 1.12 cm. This study found a weak relationship between the anthropometric variables and AFI and SDP and a strong relationship between AFI and SDP with a correlation coefficient of R = 0.901 and P = 0.014. Conclusion: This study found the mean values for AF volume using AFI and SDP in the studied population to be 19.84 ± 3.64 cm and 6.04 ± 1.12 cm, respectively; a strong positive relationship between AFI and SDP; and a negative relationship between body mass index with AFI and SDP.


How to cite this article:
Luntsi G, Burabe FA, Ogenyi PA, Zira JD, Chigozie NI, Nkubli FB, Dauda M. Sonographic estimation of amniotic fluid volume using the amniotic fluid index and the single deepest pocket in a resource-limited setting.J Med Ultrasound 2019;27:63-68


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Luntsi G, Burabe FA, Ogenyi PA, Zira JD, Chigozie NI, Nkubli FB, Dauda M. Sonographic estimation of amniotic fluid volume using the amniotic fluid index and the single deepest pocket in a resource-limited setting. J Med Ultrasound [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 Aug 18 ];27:63-68
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