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Fetal Weight from Abdominal Circumference, Biparietal Diameter, Thigh Circumference and Femoral Diaphysis Length

Specialty:

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

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Description:

The following equation proposed by Vinzileos (1987) uses four parameters, which should offer greater accuracy over equations with only one or two parameters. Femur length has the advantage of accurately reflecting fetal growth patterns. The addition of thigh circumference is believed to improve the accuracy of the fetal weight measurement, and may be most useful in predicting fetal weight when growth abnormalities are present.

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