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Original Articles

IMAJ | volume

Journal 3, March 2001
pages: 166-168

Ultrasonographic measurements of fetal femur length and biparietal diameter in an Israeli population


    Background: Charts of fetal measurements are widely used in the follow-up of pregnant women, however no charts have been constructed for the Israeli population.

    Objectives: To establish growth charts for fetal femur size and biparietal diameter.

    Methods: A prospective cross-sectional study of 1,422 singleton pregnancies was conducted.

    Results: A total of 1,143 pregnancies met the inclusion criteria. Femur length and biparietal diameter were measured. A linear cubic model was fitted to construct growth charts for the different centiles. The charts were compared with previously published data.

    Conclusions: We have constructed new fetal measure­ment charts for femur length and biparietal diameter that are unique for the Israeli population. These charts have been found to be similar to those published for other Caucasian populations.


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