Ultrasonographic measurements of fetal femur length and biparietal diameter in an Israeli population

Tamy Shohat, Orly Romano-Zelekha

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Abstract

Background: Charts of fetal measurements are widely used in the follow-up of pregnant women, however no charts have been constructed for the Israeli population. Objectives: To establish growth charts for fetal femur size and biparietal diameter. Methods: A prospective cross-sectional study of 1,422 singleton pregnancies was conducted. Results: A total of 1,143 pregnancies met the inclusion criteria. Femur length and biparietal diameter were measured. A linear cubic model was fitted to construct growth charts for the different centiles. The charts were compared with previously published data. Conclusions: We have constructed new fetal measurement charts for femur length and biparietal diameter that are unique for the Israeli population. These charts have been found to be similar to those published for other Caucasian populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-168
Number of pages3
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Volume3
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Biparietal diameter
  • Femur length
  • Fetal measurements

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