In order to define standards for sternal length, torso length, and internipple distance in the newborn infant, 198 term and preterm infants (27 to 41 gestational weeks) were examined. In every case, the gestational age was determined chronologically and clinically. Sternal and torso length and internipple distance were measured by two observers using standard measurement techniques. Normal values are presentd by plotting the mean ±2 SD for each gestational week v the gestational age.
|Number of pages
|Published - 1983