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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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FIGUEROA CALDERON, Isabel; SAAVEDRA MOREDO, Daymi; DE LA TORRES SIERES, Yudith  and  SANCHEZ LUEIRO, Mayra. Interruptions of pregnancy through genetic. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2012, vol.38, n.4, pp. 452-457. ISSN 0138-600X.

Introduction: congenital malformations significantly increase infant mortality rates and jeopardize the quality of infant life. Objective: to quantify the genetic-caused interruptions and to know the most common birth defects in the population. Methods: a descriptive study was conducted in Ana Betancourt de Mora Provincial Teaching Hospital, in Camaguey, from January 1st 2004 to December 31st 2011. 511 pregnant women were the universe and the sample of this study. These subjects were diagnosed with congenital malformation, and they underwent termination of pregnancy due to genetic causes. The data was gathered from genetic records and a survey was applied for the variables under study. Results: 46.38 % of these patients were 20-35 years old and 44.51 % stopped pregnancy in 24-26 weeks of pregnancy, with a product weighted £ 500 g (53.23 %) 49.32 % of these products were male. Conclusions: there were 511 interruptions of pregnancy. 40.50% were due to nervous system malformations and 18.13% due to kidney malformation.

Keywords : genetic-caused interruption; congenital malformation.

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