Correlation of Fetal Abdominal Subcutaneous Tissue Thickness by Ultrasound to Predict Birth Weight

Bhat, Rajeshwari G and Amar, R and Vasudeva, Akhila and Adiga, Prashanth and Bhat, Parvati V and Kumar, Pratap (2014) Correlation of Fetal Abdominal Subcutaneous Tissue Thickness by Ultrasound to Predict Birth Weight. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 8 (4). pp. 9-11.

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Abstract

Introduction:Fetal growth abnormality is associated with changes in the soft tissue mass, which is decreased in growth restricted fetuses and increased in macrosomia.Objective:To correlate fetal abdominal subcutaneous tissue thickness (FASTT) measured by ultrasound at term and birth weight and to obtain a cut-off value of FASTT to predict large and small for gestational age babies in our population.methods: FASTT was measured at the anterior 1/3 rd of abdominal circumference by ultrasound after 36 weeks and weight of the baby measured after birth.results:There was positive correlation between FASTT and birth weight. FASTT of 6.25 mm was sensitive to predict large for gestational age (LGA) babies and had a high negative predictive value; FASTT measurement for prediction of small babies with birth weight < 2500 g was not sensitive.conclusion:FASTT can be used as an additional indicator to predict large for gestational age babies along with other known birth weight indicators.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fetal abdominal subcutaneous tissue thickness; Ultrasound; Birth weigh
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2014 04:10
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2014 04:10
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139454

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