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A comparison of sonographic growth curves of triplet and twin fetuses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8240601     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sonographic growth curves of 47 normal triplet pregnancies were compared with those of 71 uncomplicated twin gestations. Starting from the 25th week, the biparietal diameter in triplets was found to lag progressively compared with that of twins, reaching a mean difference of 2 weeks at 36 weeks gestation. Similarly, a significant difference was found between the femur length and head to abdomen circumference ratio growth curves of triplets and twins. It is concluded that as pregnancy continues from the 25th to the 36th gestational week, there is a significant delay in the growth patterns of normal triplet pregnancies compared with twin gestations.
A Shushan; N Mordel; G Zajicek; A Lewin; J G Schenker; E Sadovsky
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0735-1631     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-03     Completed Date:  1994-01-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  388-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Body Constitution
Embryonic and Fetal Development*
Femur / embryology,  ultrasonography
Gestational Age
Pregnancy, Multiple / physiology*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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