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Fetal biometry: relevance in obstetrical practice.
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PMID:  22343244     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Fetal biometry is the measurement of the fetus and various segments of the fetal anatomy. Every part of the fetal anatomy may be imaged, but fetal head, abdomen, and femur measurements are the most commonly used, as well as the crown-rump length in early gestation. These biometric measurements can be used to estimate gestational age and fetal weight, evaluate interval fetal growth, and identify fetuses who are either growth restricted or macrosomic. These measurements may influence antepartum and intrapartum management and may be used to predict peripartum outcomes. Biometry is therefore an integral and valuable element of obstetrical practice.
Authors:
Melissa I March; Steven L Warsof; Suneet P Chauhan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1532-5520     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0070014     Medline TA:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  281-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
*Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts †Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia.
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