Estimation of gestational age of fetus with the help of fetal fibular length: By real time ultrasonography
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 6, Pages 2045-2049
AbstractIntroduction: The ultrasound is a sound wave beyond the audible range of frequency. Clinical application of ultrasound in obstetrics was introduced and popularized by Donald & Glasgow in 1958, the advantage being that the ultrasound is a noninvasive technique causing minimum discomfort to the patient and practically no side effect on the fetus.
Materials and Methods: In present study an analysis will also be made of the variation in the gestational period, associated with the fibular length and socioeconomic, physical and medical factors recorded from obstetric and gynecological records. The patients included in this study were of 13 weeks to 40 weeks of fetal gestational age as diagnosed during the antenatal examination by gynecologist. The present study was conducted in the Department of Anatomy, in coordination with the Department of Radiodiagnosis, LLRM Medical College, Meerut, in pregnant women a during 2ndand 3rd trimester. Ultrasonographic measurement of fibular length was done in Radio diagnosis Department of LLRM Medical College, Meerut.
Results: At the 14 weeks of the gestation the mean calculated fibula length was 15.7mm and at 20 weeks was 29.33 mm. The mean fetal fibular length of 51.92 mm was recorded at the age of 30 weeks of gestation whereas the same was 74.51mm at 40 weeks of gestation.
Conclusions: Dating of fetus by fetal fibular length is more accurate than the other fetal parameters and it was found more predictive than other fetal parameters.
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