Estimation of fetal weight based on anthropometrical fetal growth measurements

Jovevska, Svetlana and Panova, Gordana and Zdravkovska, Milka and Sumanov, Gorgi (2015) Estimation of fetal weight based on anthropometrical fetal growth measurements. International scientific on-line journal "Science & Technologies", 5 (1). pp. 476-479. ISSN 1314-4111


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To develop a more accurate fetal weight model using fetal anthropometrical measurements. The total number of fetuses (n= 180), according to gestational age and sex was divided in three groups, (first group 14-16 g.a.; second group 17-19g.a and the third group 20-22g.a). Anthropological measurements were done using the methodology of the International Biological Programme with standard technique of the measurements. Some anthropometrical parameters of the fetus were analyzed. Measurements included: fetal weight, fetal head, chest, abdominal circumferences and longitudinal parameters (humerus and femur length). Results showed that anthropometrical parameters of the fetus were in positive correlations with fetal weight, and their values were increased in different groups according to gestational age. Fetal anthropometric models are strongly predictive of actual fetal weight. The need for using measurements of some anthropometrical parameters of the fetus are imposed as sensitive, safe and simple, and above all compelling in routine clinical practice.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Mirjana Kocaleva
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2015 09:58
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 09:58

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