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Ultrasonographic identification and measurement of the human fetal adrenal gland in utero.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2866985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ultrasonographic studies on the fetal adrenal gland were performed in utero on 100 fetuses 22-42 weeks of gestation. The correlations of the area of fetal adrenal gland (FAGA) with gestational age (r = 0.95, P less than 0.001) were high. The circumference of the fetal adrenal gland (FAGC) correlated well with the gestational age (r = 0.86, P less than 0.001) as did the length of this gland (FAGL) (r = 0.70, P less than 0.001). Ultrasonographic identification and measurement of the fetal adrenal gland in utero is thus an useful indicator to assess the growth and maturation of the fetal adrenal gland, and for detecting of congenital adrenal hyperplasia and hypoplasia.
K Hata; T Hata; M Kitao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1985 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-02-17     Completed Date:  1986-02-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  IRELAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Glands / embryology*
Fetus / anatomy & histology*
Gestational Age

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