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The use of the abdominal circumference as a means of assessing M-mode ventricular dimensions during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy in the normal human fetus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3886924     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eighty-two normal fetuses were scanned from 18 to 41 weeks of gestation. The following M-mode measurements were correlated with the abdominal circumference: diastolic biventricular outer (r = 0.951) and inner (r = 0.948) dimensions; diastolic right (r = 0.942) and left (r = 0.925) internal dimensions; tricuspid (r = 0.916) and mitral (r = 0.900) valve opening excursions; and right (r = 0.774), left (r = 0.731), and interventricular septal (r = 0.753) wall thickness. Polynomial regression demonstrated that linear regression best described the data from which the mean and 5 per cent and 95 per cent confidence limits for predicted M-mode measurements were computed for the abdominal circumference between 12 and 35 cm.
G R DeVore; B Siassi; L D Platt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0278-4297     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  1985 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-06-19     Completed Date:  1985-06-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Embryonic and Fetal Development
Fetal Heart / anatomy & histology*
Fetus / anatomy & histology
Gestational Age
Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis*
Prenatal Diagnosis*
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