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Prenatal Detection and Consequences of Fetal Macrosomia.
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PMID:  23221275     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Macrosomia is diagnosed when excessive intrauterine fetal growth occurs and the birth weight surpasses an established limit. The causes and risk factors for fetal macrosomia are diverse. Pregnancies with fetal macrosomia are considered high risk and require intensive antenatal care. Prenatal ultrasound appears to be the best method for performing weight estimates before birth, as the correct birth weight is often underestimated when using biometric formulae to determine the fetal weight. Three-dimensional volume sonography has been shown to improve estimates of fetal weight by including limbs volumes. The recent Hart formula has been specifically developed for fetal macrosomia estimation and appears to improve accuracy. Delivery of a macrosomic baby is also high risk and should be performed in tertiary centres with experienced obstetricians.
Christian Bamberg; Larry Hinkson; Wolfgang Henrich
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal diagnosis and therapy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1421-9964     ISO Abbreviation:  Fetal. Diagn. Ther.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107463     Medline TA:  Fetal Diagn Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Obstetrics, Charité University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany.
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