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The fetal body compartments and their detection during pregnancy. A review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14618440     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The recent efforts in the study of fetal compartments could help us to a better recognition of the proper fetal growth and well being. Fat content correlates directly with energy stores. Fat mass and lean body mass is often used in the nutritional assessment of the individual. Moreover chromosomal abnormalities may be detected by studying the fetal soft tissues of the neck, thus providing further proofs of the importance of evaluating the fetal body compartments. To obtain fat mass and lean mass, several measurements were proposed. We report a review of the literature on that topic.
H Valensise; G Larciprete; D Arduini; A De Lorenzo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta diabetologica     Volume:  40 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0940-5429     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Diabetol     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-17     Completed Date:  2004-07-13     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200299     Medline TA:  Acta Diabetol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S79-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Embryonic and Fetal Development
Fetus / anatomy & histology*
Pregnancy / physiology*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal / methods

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