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Algorithm for Assessment of Fetal Lung Maturity

Specialty:

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Pulmonology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Analysis of amniotic fluid can be used to determine if the fetal lungs are sufficiently developed to minimize the risk of respiratory distress after delivery. A flow diagram can be used to determine lung maturity (Figure 4, page 730). This can be distilled down to the following rules.

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