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Measurements of the normal fetal brain at gestation weeks 17 to 23: a MRI study.
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PMID:  20878397     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
INTRODUCTION: To obtain measurements of the normal fetal brain before 24 weeks of gestation (GW), a deadline for medical decisions on fetal viability in a large number of countries.
METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 70 normal MR examinations of fetuses aged GW 17 to 23. The fronto-occipital diameter, the cerebral bi-parietal diameter, the transverse cerebellar diameter, the vermian height, and antero-posterior diameter were measured.
RESULTS: The median, maximum, and minimum values for each parameter were displayed for each individual GW.
CONCLUSION: The recorded data might contribute to a better assessment of fetal health by providing normal boundaries for the brain growth.
Authors:
Nuno Canto Moreira; João Teixeira; Raquel Themudo; Hashem Amini; Ove Axelsson; Raili Raininko; Johan Wikstrom
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroradiology     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1432-1920     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuroradiology     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1302751     Medline TA:  Neuroradiology     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Neuroradiology Section C. Campos Costa, Rua Aviz, nº 39. CP 4050 - 075, Porto, Portugal, nuno.cm@radiol.uu.se.
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