IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 46 / Issue 5 / DOI: 10.12891/ceog4876.2019
Open Access Case Report
Effects of tadalafil on the uterine artery of fetal growth restriction
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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mie University Faculty Medicine, Mie, Japan
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2019 , 46(5), 833–835; https://doi.org/10.12891/ceog4876.2019
Published: 10 October 2019
Abstract

Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is the most important cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality during the perinatal period. However, there is no established standard regarding the appropriate delivery time or treatment methods for fetuses with FGR. Reduced uterine arterial blood flow has been reported with FGR; however, if this is improved, then FGR may also be improved. Phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors have vasodilating actions. When administered to the mother, they may improve FGR by improving fetal placental blood flow through improvements in uterine arterial blood flow.

Keywords
Uterine artery bold flow
Fetal growth restriction
PDE5 inhibitor
Tadalafil
Fetus
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