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Two-dimensional and M-mode assessment of aortic growth in the normal and growth-retarded (IUGR) human fetuses.
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PMID:  2726599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study compares human fetal aortic dimensions in 128 normal and 30 intrauterine growth-retarded (IUGR) fetuses using two-dimensional (2D) and M-mode echocardiography. We found that the fetal aortic root in the normally grown fetuses is significantly larger than the descending aorta at all gestational ages. Furthermore, IUGR fetuses had smaller descending aortic dimensions then did normally grown fetuses. When the descending aortic dimension in the IUGR fetuses was corrected for estimated fetal weight, it was found to be of comparable size to those of the normal fetuses. The difference in aortic size of growth-retarded fetuses is proportional to growth and therefore probably a secondary phenomenon.
J C Veille; M Sivakoff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0172-0643     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-30     Completed Date:  1989-06-30     Revised Date:  2008-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Reproductive Biology, MacDonald Hospital for Women, Cleveland, Ohio.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta / embryology*
Aorta, Thoracic / embryology
Embryonic and Fetal Development
Fetal Growth Retardation / pathology*
Gestational Age
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