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New Sudanese Reference Chart of Fetal Bi-ometry and Weight Using Ultrasonography

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DOI: 10.4236/ojrad.2016.62020    1,768 Downloads   2,395 Views Citations


Background: Many centers in Sudan use the reference data for fetal biometry. The recently published population-based reference either overestimated or underestimated the weight of the fetuses. Objective: To establish a national reference for fetal biometry, and weight by gestational age for singleton fetuses in Sudan. Methods: Data were collected on all singleton live births documented in the data collection sheet done at Saudi Hospital from 2015 to 2016 (n = 225). Gestational age estimation was based on the last menstrual period and fetal ultrasound thereafter. Fetal biometry and weight and other 6 fetal weight formulae were assessed. Reference data for fetal growth by gestational age were created. Results: New charts and reference equations are reported in Sudanese population for fetal biparietal diameter, head circumference, abdominal circumference and femur length and fetal weight. Conclusion: We advocate that these reference charts and equations for fetal biometry and weight might be valuable in the clinical use for appropriate ethnic Sudanese.

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Ayad, C. , Ibrahim, A. , GarElnabi, M. , Ahmed, B. , Abdalla, E. and Saleem, M. (2016) New Sudanese Reference Chart of Fetal Bi-ometry and Weight Using Ultrasonography. Open Journal of Radiology, 6, 131-139. doi: 10.4236/ojrad.2016.62020.

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