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 1/3rd 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 weight
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 04:49
Last Modified: 19 May 2015 04:49
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142620

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