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Small biparietal diameter of fetuses with spina bifida: implications for antenatal screening.

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The biparietal diameter of 20 fetuses with spina bifida was measured during pregnancy by ultrasound scanning, mainly in the second trimester. The mean result was 0.83 cm smaller than the value based on 186 unaffected pregnancies at the same gestational ages (P less than 0.001), suggesting that spina bifida fetuses are growth retarded. The practical consequence of this finding is that the routine use of ultrasound in pregnancy will increase the sensitivity of AFP screening for open spina bifid...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Clinical Trial Service Unit
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Author
Journal:
British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology
Volume:
87
Issue:
3
Pages:
219-221
Publication date:
1980-03-05
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EISSN:
1471-0528
ISSN:
0306-5456
URN:
uuid:1f77f1c2-c9d3-4faa-9a1a-d24a1521c2ad
Source identifiers:
79366
Local pid:
pubs:79366

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