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Abdominal Circumference

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The abdominal circumference is calculated from a transverse plane through the abdomen; the plane is usually at the ductus venosus and should contain the gastric bubble but be above the superior poles of the kidney. Abdominal circumference measurements can be used during the second and third trimesters. It can be used in conjunction with other fetal estimates or when other parameters cannot be measured for technical regions.

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