Fetal Biometry Studies of Malaysian Pregnant Women and Comparison with International Charts

Adam, N.; Ramli, R. M.; Jaafar, M. S.
July 2010
AIP Conference Proceedings;7/7/2010, Vol. 1250 Issue 1, p393
Academic Journal
Fetal biometry is a measurement done on fetus anatomy to relate the fetus growth with gestational age (GA). In this study [1], fetal biometry that was studied consists of biparietal diameter (BPD), abdominal circumference (AC) and femur length (FL). Studies were carried out at Maternity Unit, Hospital Pulau Penang. From the finding, it is understood that fetal biometry distinguish the normal from abnormal fetal structures and it vary among different populations, depending upon their racial [2,3] and nutrition [4,5,6]. True findings are valuable in estimating the gestational age of the fetus, abnormalities in fetus and the consideration of maternal health specific to the Malaysian population.


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