Personalized charts for the fetal corpus callosum length

Abraham Tsur, Boaz Weisz, Orgad Rosenblat, Daniel Shai, Estela Derazne, David K. Stevenson, Reuven Achiron, Eldad Katorza

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Abstract

Objective: To personally customize the antenatal ultrasound charts for the fetal corpus callosum (CC) length. Methods: A retrospective analysis of fetal neuro-sonography scans. Cases were grouped as normal neuro-sonographic evaluation (normal) or as high risk and suspected brain anomaly (abnormal). The normal group was subcategorized according to Cignini’s CC length charts. Data of fetuses with a CC length between the 5th–95th percentile served for creating new charts, describing the ratio of the CC length to the major biometric parameters as a function of gestational age (GA). Results: A total of 410 measurements were included. Of them 255 were normal and 155 abnormal. The CC length/estimated fetal weight (EFW) ratio had the strongest linear association with GA (R2 = 0.929). Applying charts using this ratio to the normal group, significantly increased the percent of CC length measurements defined as normal from 84.7 to 94.5% (p <.001). Conversely, applying these charts to the abnormal group nonsignificantly decreased the number of measurement defined as normal from 89 to 83.2% (p =.137) Conclusions: The CC length/EFW ratio is strongly and linearly associated with GA. Using this personalized ratio may improve the diagnostic accuracy of CC evaluation by adjusting the CC length to the fetus natural proportions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3931-3938
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Volume32
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Dec 2019

Keywords

  • Fetal ultrasound
  • neurosonology
  • personalized medicine
  • ratio

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